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Bolt usually refers to a type of fastener with a screwed thread, normally requiring a nut.

Bolt may refer to:

A bolt is also a unit of lightning.

A bolt is also a bulk measure of fabric.

A bolt used blocks the rear of the chamber while the powder burns

A bolt, also called a "quarrel", is the projectile (arrow) fired from a crossbow.

The verb to bolt can mean (1) to secure a door, gate or similar contrivance by means of a bolt; and (2) to flee, or run away, escape.