bird-bolt

noun

Definition of bird-bolt

: a short blunt missile (such as a blunt arrow) formerly used for killing birds without piercing them

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“Bird-bolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bird-bolt. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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