• WordNet 3.6
    • n bolt-hole a hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bolt-hole In coal-mining, a short, narrow opening made to connect the main workings with the air-head or ventilating drift: used in the working of the Dudley thick seam, in the South Staffordshire (England) coalfield.
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In literature:

Through the forward part of the keelson they bored a hole for the king-bolt.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
They went like rabbits bolting from a hole when the ferrets have been put in.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
At the lower end bore a bolt hole for the cross base piece.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
They crawled back through the bolt hole.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
There seemed to be an unusual number of locks and bolts, and the big key he carried did not seem to fit any of the numerous key-holes.
"Ting-a-ling" by Frank Richard Stockton
Arter I poke de holes in de scoundrils, I was 'bleeged to bolt.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
It found a hole, bolted through, scurried up the lane yellin', and I never saw'd it more!
"My Doggie and I" by R.M. Ballantyne
High pressure line flanges should have raised faces, projecting the full available diameter inside the bolt holes.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
He is not like a bolt fitted into a hole by a riveter, nor merely clay in the hands of the potter.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
A wimble, or instrument for boring holes for bolts, tree-nails, and other purposes.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

Now as he scratch'd to fetch up Thought,
Forth popp'd the Sprite so thin;
And from the Key-hole bolted out,
All upright as a Pin.
"Sandys Ghost ; A Proper Ballad on the New Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Alexander Pope
On bruise and blood-hole, scar and seam,
On blade and bolt, he flung his fulgid beam:
His haloes rayed the very gore,
And corpses wore his glory-gleam.
"The Sick God." by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Let's Eat San Diego: Blue and gold Bolt fever grips San Diego, so it must be time for tomato beer, carne asada breakfasts and watering hole specials.
The nozzle 's attachment hardware was missing and the bolt holes were elongated and showed evidence of fretting.
It'd be about two inches wide and have a flange over here and a couple of bolt holes there.
In addition, standard features include a pocket cycle, bolt-hole cycle, linear hole and matrix cycles.
Holes in airplanes drilled to hold rivets or bolts or any variety of fasteners are supposed to be round.
The mounting pads are inverted on the tank with holes drilled in the underside of the I-beam with the tank bolted directly to it.
The loads placed on windlasses are often significant, so the machinery needs to be securely through-bolted to the deck or anchor locker using the largest bolts that fit the mounting holes.
The first few "serious" tasks you learn when you get more involved in the hobby is drilling holes and cutting threads in these holes to accept screws, bolts and other threaded fixtures.
A dog, a tractor, a patch of ice, a school bus, a hole in the ground, a walnut, a sharp branch, a bolt of lightning, a sweatshirt.
Drill holes and install the anchors (for bolt and anchor details, see Notes above).
It can be combined with an integrated or in-line rail -hole drill machine for bolted joints at the rail ends and with in-feed and out-feed material handling systems.
) spring hangers so that they were aligned with the old shackle mount and the front bumper bolt holes.
Not all through bolt holes in all locks can be drilled using the BUL-3 Retrofit Jig.
Can i ride the bike with this leak or should I put a bolt in the hole.

In science:

In a d dimensional Euclidean spacetime, a black hole horizon (also called a “bolt”) is a fixed point set of the U (1) isometry with dimension df = d − 2.
Generalized entropy and Noether charge
By sandwiching a GEM foil with the lower and the upper parts of the acrylic stretcher frame together with the aluminum frame, and by screwing bolts into the holes of the upper piece and pressing down the aluminum frame into the groove, we could stretch the GEM foil.
A GEM TPC End-Panel Pre-Prototype