There are 3 main translations of bolt in Spanish

: bolt1bolt2bolt3

bolt1

tornillo, n.

Pronunciation /boʊlt/ /bəʊlt/

noun

  • 1

    Technology
    tornillo masculine
    perno masculine
    • Use only non-corrosive nails, bolts and screws to prevent staining.
    • Screws, nails and bolts can all be used in the assembly of the components.
    • Six million bolts hold the bridge together and not a single one has loosened since the bridge was opened in 1932.
    • The vehicle can be dismantled easily by loosening the bolts holding it together.
    • A good toolbox has lots of trays designed to hold all those odd bits of hardware, such as screws and bolts, washers, nuts, and nails.
    • You'll need a Phillips head screwdriver to fasten the bolt to the backplate.
    • They removed damaged tissue and inserted bolts and pins, trying to piece together his shattered bones and tendons.
    • It took workers 53,000 hours and 27,000 bolts and rivets to put it back together.
    • Six drivers were prevented from travelling any further after their vehicles were found to have loose axle bolts, defective tyres and broken springs.
    • He got down on his hands and knees and examined the big bolts fastening it to the cement.
    • It is much simpler to loosen the two bolts and change machines instead.
    • At one stage in his career he had metal plates in both knees, 28 screws in his legs and a bolt in his left wrist.
    • The vet put a series of metal splints and bolts in place.
    • The protesters refused to disperse, and apparently some started throwing metal bolts and blocks of wood at the police.
    • As a child, Gail had undergone treatment that involved having metal bolts and screws inserted through her skull and spine.
    • We also spotted a chunk of metal and a bolt missing from the gearbox.
    • Computers should be secured to the side of a desk or the floor using strips of metal, bolts or screws, or newer locking devices created just for this purpose.
    • So began a painstaking operation to replace bolts and an expansion joint on the carriageway taking traffic out of the city, which was completed in 1969.
    • The remaining bolts which held the rail to the metal stakes creaked and groaned with the strain.
    • Titanium can be joined to itself or dissimilar metals with titanium bolts or with cadmium-plated steel bolts.
  • 2

    • 2.1(on door, window)

      pestillo masculine
      pasador masculine
      cerrojo masculine
      • He reached through the hole in the door and slid the bolt on the inside.
      • To reduce the risk of wandering, put a slide bolt high on every door that leads to the outside or to a stairwell, or use a deadbolt that requires a key.
      • We quickly unload cases, leave them with our bags and personal belongings in the store room and lock the door with the sliding bolt and padlock.
      • Once inside, Paddy fastened the three locks and bolts on the door before tapping in the security code which activated the magnetic seal.
      • There are old people in the town who are frightened and have three or four bolts on the door.
      • While the lock on the main gate was intact, they broke the bolt of the main door and forced their entry into the house.
      • She was dozing off to sleep when the bolts in the door were drawn back.
      • I was only awakened by the sound of someone fiddling with the bolt on the door.
      • In a deadbolt lock, there is no spring mechanism - the turning cylinder slides the bolt forward and backward.
      • There was the sound of a bolt sliding out, and she opened the door.
      • The bolt noisily slid away, and they opened the door.
      • Crossing to the door, she threw the top and bottom bolts, lifted the door latch and shoved against the heavy oak door.
      • The bolt on the door squeaked open and the knob turned.
      • Ashley shook as she ran to the door and pulled the bolt back.
      • The door had a single bolt that had been neglected for so long that it was rusting and squeaked as they pulled it back.
      • Their front door was fitted with a Yale lock, two bolts and a security chain.
      • The large sash windows of his 100-year-old home were fitted with bolts, and a mortise lock and a spy hole were fitted in his front door.
      • I slid a bolt to the other side, and opened up the old door.
      • I edged out of the cell and slid the bolt in place, and made my way back to the ramp.
      • The footsteps retreated quickly from inside her cell, the door clanging shut and the bolt scraped across the metal, signaling the door was locked.

    • 2.2Military
      (on firearm)

      cerrojo masculine
      • They replaced the missing bolt in the one rifle and supplied new magazines for the two Camp Reed guns.
      • He pulled back the bolt of the rifle with a sharp snap to ready it.
      • However, with conventional guns, the standing breech acts as a bolt sealing off the rear of the chamber.
      • He moved a hand guardedly down toward the bolt on his rifle.
      • I worked the bolt, feeling the mechanism glide smoothly and lock into place with a well-machined snick.
      • This feature allowed Winchester to use the same bolts in its rifles as for the .308-based cartridges.
      • Later analysis determined this round fired prematurely, causing the gun to jam due to stress on the breech bolt in the unlocked position.
      • I grabbed for the rifle and snapped the bolt back, safety off, but held my fire.
      • He slid the bolt back on top of his rifle allowing the first bullet to rest in the chamber.
      • He pulled back on the rifle's bolt, sending a spent shell whizzing out of the chamber.
      • I store my ammo locked up separately from my weapons, I have trigger locks, and keep the bolts or firing pins out of my guns when stored.
      • Then he slid the bolt home, engaged the chamber by sliding a metal lever forward, and propped the weapon on the window ledge.
      • Inserting the next magazine, I was confounded when the bolt merely slid over the top round.
      • A magazine slipped into place with a smooth click, the bolt slid back and forth freely.

  • 3

    • 3.1(arrow)

      flecha feminine
      saeta feminine
      to shoot one's bolt echar el resto
      • Crossbow bolts and arrows passed like clouds across the face of the sun.
      • Rich pulled the trigger of his crossbow and the bolt shot out.
      • They took five shotguns, a longbow, arrows, a crossbow and bolts.
      • A crossbow bolt and a ball of flame shot into the guards at the gate.
      • Jonathan pulled out the shaft of the crossbow bolt, leaving the tip still embedded.
      • This crossbow had a silver bolt loaded into it, and three more bolts with it.
      • Alex reached over and grabbed one of the bolts from the crossbow.
      • A group of soldiers come out with crossbows ready, their bolts burning at the end.
      • There were two awful thuds as the crossbow bolts buried themselves in the captain's back.
      • He let the bolt of the crossbow go without a second thought.
      • The bolt left the crossbow with amazing velocity, striking the target with near-perfect accuracy.
      • Usually, it took a long time to load a crossbow bolt into the bow.
      • Once Richard had been felled by a bolt from a crossbow, Philip began to enjoy success on the battlefield.
      • I slow motion I saw the crossbow bolt hit her in the chest, sinking in.
      • I rubbed the thin, pale scar on my arm where the crossbow bolt had grazed me.
      • He was hit with a bolt from the crossbow and then struck a number of times across the back of the head.
      • A goose miraculously survived when two bolts fired from a crossbow went through its neck.
      • Crossbow bolts filled the air, making lethal whistling noises as they whizzed past.
      • The sniper crossbow fires bolts that set whatever they hit aflame.
      • The astonished defenders recovered in a few moments and began pelting the attackers with arrows and bolts once again.

    • 3.2

      bolt (of lightning) relámpago
      • A great bolt of white lightning flashed out of thin air.
      • A small bolt of lightning flashes, and the thunder follows soon after.
      • A bolt of lightning flashed across the horizon and lit the sky.
      • Suddenly, out of the sky, a bolt of lightning flashed down at the travelers.
      • The night was pitch-black, and the only source of light was from the lightning bolts which flashed through the darkened sky every now and then.
      • Like sheet lightning, these flashes are created by lightning bolts, but are in thunderstorms more than 10 miles away.
      • There was a sudden flash of white light and a jagged bolt came down from the night sky.
      • She saw a flash of blue as a bolt of lightning struck the awning outside the shop.
      • Some of the more spectacular and scary displays of lightning feature forked lightning bolts.
      • Accompanied by a sharp crash of thunder, a bolt of lightning came down from the sky and struck a nearby oak tree.
      • There's a loud crack of thunder and a bolt of lightning shoots across the sky.
      • A bolt of lightning descended from the heavens in a blinding flash of yellow light accompanied by the rumble seconds later.
      • Suddenly, the forest lit up as five bolts of white lightning rained down from the sky.
      • Dozens of lightning bolts lit the night sky as an electrical storm swept the region.
      • The boy was doing homework on his computer when a bolt of lightning struck him on the back.
      • A cricketer was killed by a lightning bolt in a country league game in New South Wales state, police said Saturday.
      • The heritage railway is now faced with the task of replacing all of the electrical items in the station, which were frazzled by the bolt of lightning.
      • A bolt of lightning hit his house earlier this month and damaged most of the electrical equipment inside.
      • Neighbours looked on in horror as a bolt of lightning hit the rear of a block of flats.
      • A lightning bolt struck outside the window, shedding some light on the empty bed before him.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fasten with bolt)
    atornillar
    sujetar con un tornillo
    sujetar con un perno
    the tables are bolted to the floor las mesas están sujetas con pernos al suelo / están atornilladas al suelo
  • 2

    (door/window) echarle el pestillo a
    (door/window) echarle el pasador a
    (door/window) echarle el cerrojo a
    the doors were locked and bolted las puertas estaban cerradas con llave y tenían echado el cerrojo
    • That night, she made sure to double check the locks on all the windows and bolt the door.
    • Anybody who reads the newspapers regularly could be forgiven for locking and bolting the front door and resolving never to set foot outside again.
    • Kelley slipped off her heels with relief, locking and bolting the apartment door.
    • Even if it meant the door being bolted and locked, there was no way I was going to leave that room.
    • In a panic, my father bolted the door and shut all the windows.
    • He watched as guards locked and bolted the heavy door to the strongroom where the cargo from the wreck had been stacked.
    • Chains are wrapped across the inside of his door and all the windows are bolted shut.
    • The man came back for a second time and they pushed him out again and bolted the door.
    • I can now safely bolt the door, and semi-hibernate for a couple of weeks.
    • He managed to get his colleague to go into the back room and bolt the door, so that she was safe, and then, while the robber was not looking, triggered the call for the police.
    • When she became distressed, he stopped, walked off and bolted the door shut behind him.
    • ‘Wait, I must search the house,’ said the old man, and left, bolting the door behind him.
    • Then she raced upstairs, bolted her door, and started to cry.
    • He did not hear the quiet motion of the door being bolted.
    • As she stood in the room, all was silent, except for the quiet breathing from everyone, and the sound of the door being bolted shut.
    • After they entered the chamber, the door was bolted.
    • Once I was upstairs and had bolted the door behind me, I looked at my watch.
    • Trudy ran behind him only to hear the door being bolted from the outside.
    • When they reached the base, they shut and bolted the door.
    • As soon as I closed the door behind myself, there was a resounding clunk, as the door was bolted shut.
    • The blockade caused chaos on the A59 as protesters, using D-locks, tripods and chains, closed and bolted the two side entrance gates.
    • Despite the lack of room, the crew forced everyone down below and then bolted the hatch.

There are 3 main translations of bolt in Spanish

: bolt1bolt2bolt3

bolt2

desbocarse, v.

Pronunciation /boʊlt/ /bəʊlt/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (horse) desbocarse
    (person) echar a correr
    (person) salir corriendo
    (person) salir disparado
    he bolted for the door echó a correr / salió corriendo hacia la puerta
    • Wearing traditional garb and astride a horse, her cover was blown when the beast bolted and threw her off, exposing her camera.
    • Wild animals shook at the sound of the hounds; deer bolted for the hills.
    • Suddenly a huge bang is heard and both horses bolt for it.
    • Startled, the horse bolted, carrying its rider away even faster, though the rider was worried only about holding on.
    • The instant the reins were passed, the horse bolted to a full gallop flying down the dirt road.
    • The cat bolted off the road, maddened by the sudden noise and left the devastating scene far behind.
    • You were knocked unconscious and your horse bolted for home.
    • With no person on the sled to slow it down, the dogs bolted.
    • A small black cat bolted across the road in the direction Star was traveling.
    • Two sheep bolted through the opening she had left, then stopped, staring wild-eyed into the night.
    • The unattended horse bolted and damaged the plaintiff's property.
    • The wolf bolted from the alley.
    • The immediate counter to that concern is that the horse has already bolted out of that barn.
    • I too, had no choice, for my mare fairly bolted after them, and I held on as hard as I could.
    • There was a considerable amount of equine rebellion as horses spooked, bolted and whirled.
    • A teenage girl from South Yorkshire died instantly after her horse bolted out of control and into the path of a car, an inquest heard yesterday.
    • They were enjoying a horse drawn carriage ride to the Briksdal Valley glacier when one of the dozen or so horses bolted on the way back.
    • One of the horses bolted - possibly because it had been bitten or stung by an insect - and caused the rest of the animals to stampede.
    • Police and a vet were called, but the distressed cow bolted across greens and fairways and out of reach of pursuers trying to corner it in order to sedate it.
    • If the horses had bolted or if a rocket had hit us we could have been killed.
    • Buddy bolted, bounding down the driveway and across the street, heading right for me.
    • The tavern-master yelled at the figure bolting up the stairs.
    • He then felt a strong impulse coming from his stomach and he then bolted for the nearest bathroom, however he couldn't remember where one was.
    • Ryan bolted up the stairs and Sheehan went barreling after him.
    • Without thinking, Ryan bolted up the stairs, leaving the children to struggle on their own.
    • Instead Sam bolted for the stairs that lead to the upper floor of the house.
    • After all, what kind of person would bolt from a new party so soon after they helped to create it?
    • The gong sounded, and as the boys bolted forward, Nicola suddenly went light-headed.
    • Any actual customers had bolted from the place with half eaten whoppers in their hands fearing some kind of massive overthrowing or revolt.
    • Nobody in the neighborhood apparently paid special attention to the fugitives' activities until after they had bolted.
    • Steve bolted from the office leaving a perplexed Mrs. Smythe in his wake.
    • A plane homed in on the Corolla, and, as the family bolted from the car, bombs fell within a few feet of them.
    • In the semi-final Michael bolted into the changing rooms because he didn't want to take a penalty!
    • Buddy bolted towards the hospital room, arriving just as Maureen was leaving.
    • George bolted, and Scott, my other pal was closet to the gang now, walking down the hill after us.
    • There were no visible signs of dementia or signs she might bolt into Canada if we all stopped looking for just one second.
    • I'll usually bolt out of bed and stumble around as if drunk, in an effort to find the obnoxious noise and shut it off.
    • I practically bolted from the car and towards the bridal room.
    • Then both William and Ashley bolted for their respective rooms.
    • Once I was done I nearly bolted out of the lobby and the station.
  • 2

    (produce seeds early)
    producir flores y semillas antes de tiempo
    • By now most of your herbs have bolted to seed and should be re-planted.
    • The only caveat is they have a tendency to bolt to flower and seed as days become longer in spring.
    • Plants bolt quickly, too, so sow seeds in small batches every few weeks.
    • Here's something I can't seem to plant enough of and it only grows in cool weather, bolting to seed at the slightest hint of heat.
    • Most of the herbicides work best before the weeds have bolted.
    • If present, these weeds should be treated by mid-April, before weeds bolt.
    • They bolt quickly, flower and before you know it, they are setting seed.
    • Hot weather will cause the plants to bolt just like regular mustard.
    • Coriander grows well in autumn, winter and spring but tends to bolt to seed in the hot weather.
    • Once established, plants are more likely to grow large and bolt on a rock or moss substrate with low than with high leaf litter cover.
    • Separate analyses were conducted for plants bolting in 1986, 1987, and 1988.
    • Newer varieties offered by the seed companies are slow to bolt in summer heat, and can be used to extend the growing season.
    • New leaves begin to form on rosettes in early March, about the same time plants that are old enough to flower start bolting.
    • Over the years I've learned to plant black radish after midsummer so it will not bolt to flower before forming a root.
    • Alternatively, whole plants were allowed to bolt.
    • Use transplants in February for a quick crop of lettuce and broccoli before the weather heats up and the plants bolt.
    • It bolts and flowers two or three weeks before other common mustard species.
    • For obvious reasons, this method is not compatible with mowing or spraying after plants bolt.
    • One of the three plants that bolted did so in its second year and two in their third year.
    • Grown outdoors they tend to bolt in summer but indoors or under a cloche they should crop right through until Easter.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (food/meal) engullir
    • If we bolted our food and ran down the street, we might just catch him before he went off duty, and claim a penny on the empty bottle.
    • Arun seized the bowl and bolted the cold food himself, spurred both by hope and the fledgling's panting breaths.
    • People under stress may also bolt their food, creating extra work for their digestive juices.
    • After bolting down our food, it's always back to work.
    • Indigestion is aggravated by ‘hurry sickness’ - eating on the run and bolting down your food.
    • I was used to their bolting chunks of food, but to them, taking small bites and chewing them thoroughly would be most unusual.

There are 3 main translations of bolt in Spanish

: bolt1bolt2bolt3

bolt3

rollo, n.

Pronunciation /boʊlt/ /bəʊlt/

noun

  • 1

    (of cloth)
    rollo masculine
    • You can buy it from fabric stores that stock bolts of fabric, or you can order it from fabric books.
    • The traveling merchants usually stocked bolts of cloth and sewing notions such as needle and thread and had stands on which to measure the cloth.
    • Your closest quilt shop is getting new bolts of fabric in now.
    • Bella could see here there, sitting thoughtfully amongst the bolts of fabric.
    • Hurriedly, he held up two bolts of fabric, one green, one blue.
    • As she was sealing it Maria came bustling into the room, carrying large bolts of fabric.
    • In the haberdashery department, he found gloves and other items lying around outside of their boxes and bolts of fabric lying on dirty floors.
    • These people, according to the entrepreneur, have to run around picking up bolts of fabric to get clothes stitched.
    • Georgie is at the head of them all pulling half-sewn gowns and bolts of fabric out of a trunk.
    • Cows wander the streets, ragged children pester dogs with sticks, tailors teeter past on bicycles balancing bolts of fabric.
    • There are bolts of taupe fabric draped on the windows, and the lighting is muted.
    • Vandy hurried up and down a rolling ladder with various bolts of cloth, putting one back almost as soon as she pulled it out.
    • How many bolts of cloth do they use to create one of his suits?
    • In the basement is the cutting room, where huge bolts of cloth are readied to be made into men's T-shirts and underwear.
    • She grabbed my pack and opened it, pulling out a couple of bolts of cloth.
    • The guards checked their wares, and finding only bolts of cloth and a few jars of spice, allowed them to pass.
    • In some pieces, he attached cardboard tubes or bolts of fabric that stand out a foot or more from the wall, and other times he left large gaping holes in the canvas.
    • Elaborate caliper rules were developed to measure cloth on the bolt, without unwinding it.
    • Perhaps, Rebekah mused, she could ask for the scraps at the end of fabric bolts and make a rag rug for the cold wooden floor.
    • We played with the bolts of silk for quite a long time and finally settled on five different patterns.