noun (1)

Definition of dogbolt

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: wretched fellow : mean contemptible person


noun (2)
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Definition of dogbolt (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a long slim bolt for uniting two parts at right angles or for securing girders to a supporting post by being driven through one piece then bent and driven into the other
2 : a bolt used to hold the work in machining
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Definition of dogbolt (Entry 3 of 3)

: to secure with a dogbolt

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First Known Use of dogbolt

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dogbolt

Noun (1)

Middle English doggebolde, perhaps from dogge dog + bolde bold

Noun (2)

dog entry 1 + bolt

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“Dogbolt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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