There are 3 main translations of bolt in Spanish

: bolt1bolt2bolt3

bolt1

tornillo, n.

Pronunciation /bəʊlt//boʊlt/

noun

  • 1

    Technology
    tornillo masculine
    perno masculine
    • Six million bolts hold the bridge together and not a single one has loosened since the bridge was opened in 1932.
    • Screws, nails and bolts can all be used in the assembly of the components.
    • 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.
    • We also spotted a chunk of metal and a bolt missing from the gearbox.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • It took workers 53,000 hours and 27,000 bolts and rivets to put it back together.
    • The vehicle can be dismantled easily by loosening the bolts holding it together.
    • As a child, Gail had undergone treatment that involved having metal bolts and screws inserted through her skull and spine.
    • 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.
    • Use only non-corrosive nails, bolts and screws to prevent staining.
    • They removed damaged tissue and inserted bolts and pins, trying to piece together his shattered bones and tendons.
    • He got down on his hands and knees and examined the big bolts fastening it to the cement.
    • Titanium can be joined to itself or dissimilar metals with titanium bolts or with cadmium-plated steel bolts.
    • It is much simpler to loosen the two bolts and change machines instead.
    • Six drivers were prevented from travelling any further after their vehicles were found to have loose axle bolts, defective tyres and broken springs.
    • 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.
    • The remaining bolts which held the rail to the metal stakes creaked and groaned with the strain.
    • You'll need a Phillips head screwdriver to fasten the bolt to the backplate.
  • 2

    • 2.1(on door, window)

      pestillo masculine
      pasador masculine
      cerrojo masculine
      • She was dozing off to sleep when the bolts in the door were drawn back.
      • The bolt noisily slid away, and they opened the door.
      • Once inside, Paddy fastened the three locks and bolts on the door before tapping in the security code which activated the magnetic seal.
      • 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.
      • The door had a single bolt that had been neglected for so long that it was rusting and squeaked as they pulled it back.
      • 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.
      • The footsteps retreated quickly from inside her cell, the door clanging shut and the bolt scraped across the metal, signaling the door was locked.
      • Ashley shook as she ran to the door and pulled the bolt back.
      • There was the sound of a bolt sliding out, and she opened the 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.
      • I was only awakened by the sound of someone fiddling with the bolt on the door.
      • The bolt on the door squeaked open and the knob turned.
      • In a deadbolt lock, there is no spring mechanism - the turning cylinder slides the bolt forward and backward.
      • He reached through the hole in the door and slid the bolt on the inside.
      • While the lock on the main gate was intact, they broke the bolt of the main door and forced their entry into the house.
      • 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.
      • Their front door was fitted with a Yale lock, two bolts and a security chain.
      • There are old people in the town who are frightened and have three or four bolts on the door.
      • Crossing to the door, she threw the top and bottom bolts, lifted the door latch and shoved against the heavy oak door.

    • 2.2Military
      (on firearm)

      cerrojo masculine
      • This feature allowed Winchester to use the same bolts in its rifles as for the .308-based cartridges.
      • However, with conventional guns, the standing breech acts as a bolt sealing off the rear of the chamber.
      • Inserting the next magazine, I was confounded when the bolt merely slid over the top round.
      • He pulled back on the rifle's bolt, sending a spent shell whizzing out of the chamber.
      • 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 moved a hand guardedly down toward the bolt on his rifle.
      • Then he slid the bolt home, engaged the chamber by sliding a metal lever forward, and propped the weapon on the window ledge.
      • A magazine slipped into place with a smooth click, the bolt slid back and forth freely.
      • He pulled back the bolt of the rifle with a sharp snap to ready it.
      • 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.
      • He slid the bolt back on top of his rifle allowing the first bullet to rest in the chamber.
      • I worked the bolt, feeling the mechanism glide smoothly and lock into place with a well-machined snick.
      • They replaced the missing bolt in the one rifle and supplied new magazines for the two Camp Reed guns.

  • 3

    • 3.1(arrow)

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

    • 3.2

      bolt (of lightning) rayo masculine
      • a bolt from the blue un acontecimiento inesperado
      • A small bolt of lightning flashes, and the thunder follows soon after.
      • A bolt of lightning descended from the heavens in a blinding flash of yellow light accompanied by the rumble seconds later.
      • 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.
      • The boy was doing homework on his computer when a bolt of lightning struck him on the back.
      • Neighbours looked on in horror as a bolt of lightning hit the rear of a block of flats.
      • A great bolt of white lightning flashed out of thin air.
      • Some of the more spectacular and scary displays of lightning feature forked lightning bolts.
      • 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.
      • A bolt of lightning flashed across the horizon and lit the sky.
      • There's a loud crack of thunder and a bolt of lightning shoots across the sky.
      • She saw a flash of blue as a bolt of lightning struck the awning outside the shop.
      • Dozens of lightning bolts lit the night sky as an electrical storm swept the region.
      • A lightning bolt struck outside the window, shedding some light on the empty bed before him.
      • Like sheet lightning, these flashes are created by lightning bolts, but are in thunderstorms more than 10 miles away.
      • Suddenly, the forest lit up as five bolts of white lightning rained down from the sky.
      • Accompanied by a sharp crash of thunder, a bolt of lightning came down from the sky and struck a nearby oak tree.
      • Suddenly, out of the sky, a bolt of lightning flashed down at the travelers.
      • There was a sudden flash of white light and a jagged bolt came down from the night sky.


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

    (window/door) 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

adverb

  • 1

    bolt upright tieso
    • he suddenly sat bolt upright in bed se irguió de repente en la cama

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
    • If the horses had bolted or if a rocket had hit us we could have been killed.
    • 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.
    • The tavern-master yelled at the figure bolting up the stairs.
    • 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.
    • Instead Sam bolted for the stairs that lead to the upper floor of the house.
    • You were knocked unconscious and your horse bolted for home.
    • A plane homed in on the Corolla, and, as the family bolted from the car, bombs fell within a few feet of them.
    • The instant the reins were passed, the horse bolted to a full gallop flying down the dirt road.
    • Wild animals shook at the sound of the hounds; deer bolted for the hills.
    • The immediate counter to that concern is that the horse has already bolted out of that barn.
    • There were no visible signs of dementia or signs she might bolt into Canada if we all stopped looking for just one second.
    • Buddy bolted towards the hospital room, arriving just as Maureen was leaving.
    • The cat bolted off the road, maddened by the sudden noise and left the devastating scene far behind.
    • After all, what kind of person would bolt from a new party so soon after they helped to create it?
    • The wolf bolted from the alley.
    • Steve bolted from the office leaving a perplexed Mrs. Smythe in his wake.
    • 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.
    • I too, had no choice, for my mare fairly bolted after them, and I held on as hard as I could.
    • Nobody in the neighborhood apparently paid special attention to the fugitives' activities until after they had bolted.
    • 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.
    • Ryan bolted up the stairs and Sheehan went barreling after him.
    • George bolted, and Scott, my other pal was closet to the gang now, walking down the hill after us.
    • Suddenly a huge bang is heard and both horses bolt for it.
    • Any actual customers had bolted from the place with half eaten whoppers in their hands fearing some kind of massive overthrowing or revolt.
    • 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.
    • The unattended horse bolted and damaged the plaintiff's property.
    • There was a considerable amount of equine rebellion as horses spooked, bolted and whirled.
    • Without thinking, Ryan bolted up the stairs, leaving the children to struggle on their own.
    • Buddy bolted, bounding down the driveway and across the street, heading right for me.
    • Startled, the horse bolted, carrying its rider away even faster, though the rider was worried only about holding on.
    • In the semi-final Michael bolted into the changing rooms because he didn't want to take a penalty!
    • A small black cat bolted across the road in the direction Star was traveling.
    • 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.
    • The gong sounded, and as the boys bolted forward, Nicola suddenly went light-headed.
    • Two sheep bolted through the opening she had left, then stopped, staring wild-eyed into the night.
    • With no person on the sled to slow it down, the dogs bolted.
    • Then both William and Ashley bolted for their respective rooms.
    • Wearing traditional garb and astride a horse, her cover was blown when the beast bolted and threw her off, exposing her camera.
    • 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
    • Most of the herbicides work best before the weeds have bolted.
    • They bolt quickly, flower and before you know it, they are setting seed.
    • If present, these weeds should be treated by mid-April, before weeds bolt.
    • By now most of your herbs have bolted to seed and should be re-planted.
    • 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.
    • Use transplants in February for a quick crop of lettuce and broccoli before the weather heats up and the plants bolt.
    • One of the three plants that bolted did so in its second year and two in their third year.
    • It bolts and flowers two or three weeks before other common mustard species.
    • Coriander grows well in autumn, winter and spring but tends to bolt to seed in the hot weather.
    • For obvious reasons, this method is not compatible with mowing or spraying after plants bolt.
    • Plants bolt quickly, too, so sow seeds in small batches every few weeks.
    • Alternatively, whole plants were allowed to bolt.
    • New leaves begin to form on rosettes in early March, about the same time plants that are old enough to flower start bolting.
    • Newer varieties offered by the seed companies are slow to bolt in summer heat, and can be used to extend the growing season.
    • Grown outdoors they tend to bolt in summer but indoors or under a cloche they should crop right through until Easter.
    • Over the years I've learned to plant black radish after midsummer so it will not bolt to flower before forming a root.
    • The only caveat is they have a tendency to bolt to flower and seed as days become longer in spring.
    • Hot weather will cause the plants to bolt just like regular mustard.
    • 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.
    • Separate analyses were conducted for plants bolting in 1986, 1987, and 1988.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (food/meal) engullir

noun

  • 1

    (dash)
    to make a bolt for sth
    • they made a bolt for freedom se escaparon
    • I made a bolt for the door corrí / me lancé hacia la puerta

There are 3 main translations of bolt in Spanish

: bolt1bolt2bolt3

bolt3

rollo, n.

Pronunciation /bəʊlt//boʊlt/

noun

  • 1

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