Synonyms for bolter


Grammar : Noun
Spell : bohlt
Phonetic Transcription : boʊlt

Top 10 synonyms for bolter Other synonyms for the word bolter

Définition of bolter

Origin :
  • Old English bolt "short, stout arrow with a heavy head;" also "crossbow for throwing bolts," from Proto-Germanic *bultas (cf. Old Norse bolti, Danish bolt, Dutch bout, German Bolzen), perhaps from PIE root *bheld- "to knock, strike" (cf. Lithuanian beldu "I knock," baldas "pole for striking").
  • Applied since Middle English to other short metal rods (especially those with knobbed ends). From the notion of an arrow's flight comes the lightning bolt (1530s). A bolt of canvas (c.1400) was so called for its shape. Adverbial phrase bolt upright is from late 14c.
  • As in absconder : noun person who escapes
  • As in fugitive : noun person escaping from law or other pursuer
Example sentences :
  • And what Captain Bolter said he meant: for he was a strong and self-willed man.
  • Extract from : « Personal Reminiscences in Book Making » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • He had been a bolter himself when young—had run away from home.
  • Extract from : « Frank of Freedom Hill » by Samuel A. Derieux
  • "Well, so far as I can see, Bolter has not been running away," he said thoughtfully.
  • Extract from : « Queensland Cousins » by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
  • A wealthy Victorian was arrested as a Tasmanian bolter while I was in the colony.
  • Extract from : « Greater Britain » by Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • Bolter turned out a great acquisition, ‘medium,’ or what not.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Dreams and Ghosts » by Andrew Lang
  • They sent for me, an' Mr. Bolter gave me a good job with 'er.
  • Extract from : « Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp » by Alice B. Emerson
  • Mr. Bolter hexpects me to give hundivided hattention to 'er.
  • Extract from : « Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp » by Alice B. Emerson
  • But for his poverty Bolter would have been a good tenant enough.
  • Extract from : « The Shuttle » by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Without another moment for reflection, he urged Bolter on, waded through the river, and dashed helter-skelter towards the wood.
  • Extract from : « Queensland Cousins » by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
  • The boy shuddered, then literally shook himself as he urged Bolter on again to begin investigations.
  • Extract from : « Queensland Cousins » by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
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