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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bolt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Bolting.]
 1. To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.
 2. To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.
    I hate when Vice can bolt her arguments.   --Milton.
 3. To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food; often used with down.
 4. U. S. Politics To refuse to support, as a nomination made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus in which one has taken part.
 5. Sporting To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, etc.
 6. To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.
    Let tenfold iron bolt my door.   --Langhorn.
    Which shackles accidents and bolts up change.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bolt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Bolting.]
 1. To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.
    He now had bolted all the flour.   --Spenser.
    Ill schooled in bolted language.   --Shak.
 2. To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; -- with out.
    Time and nature will bolt out the truth of things.   --L'Estrange.
 3. Law To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.
 To bolt to the bran, to examine thoroughly, so as to separate or discover everything important.
    This bolts the matter fairly to the bran.   --Harte.
    The report of the committee was examined and sifted and bolted to the bran.   --Burke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bolted
      adj : firmly fastened or secured against opening; "windows and
            doors were all fast"; "a locked closet"; "left the
            house properly secured" [syn: barred, fast, latched,
             locked, secured]