unbolt

verb

un·​bolt ˌən-ˈbōlt How to pronounce unbolt (audio)
unbolted; unbolting; unbolts

transitive verb

: to open or unfasten by withdrawing a bolt

Examples of unbolt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cooper reviewed security camera video from outside and inside his building and found that the deputies had made entry through the mail slot, reaching up to unbolt two locks to open the door. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 25 Apr. 2023 The trio, police said, unbolted the installation's bottom and pulled its top away from its anchoring. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 1 Apr. 2023 The trio, police said, unbolted the installation's bottom and pulled its top away from its anchor. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 3 Apr. 2023 Replacing a wheel requires nothing more than unbolting the wheel and replacing it. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 17 Mar. 2023 As with the regular Bronco, the Raptor also features removable body panels, specifically frameless doors that Ford claims are easy to unbolt. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 7 Jan. 2023 Catalytic converters are easy to unbolt or cut out. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Mar. 2021 With 11:38 remaining in the final quarter, Kenston defense unbolted a 21-21 deadlock to go ahead 23-21. cleveland, 5 Oct. 2019 And true to Jeep history, the windshield can be unbolted and folded to the hood and the doors can be removed for a complete open-air experience with the convertible top. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbolt was in 1581

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Cite this Entry

“Unbolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbolt. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

unbolt

verb
un·​bolt ˌən-ˈbōlt How to pronounce unbolt (audio)
ˈən-
: to open or unfasten by withdrawing a bolt

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