1A person or animal that bolts or runs away.
- If your horse is a bolter, use a long lead shank, and if necessary, a stud chain over the nose or under the chin.
- My three year old is a bolter - he loves to bolt in public places.
- After 1884, some bolters became Democrats and helped revive Democratic strength in New England in the early 1890s.
1.1Australian /NZ An outsider in a sporting event or other competition.
- The Government does not have a bolter's show of ever achieving the goal of 10 percent.
- When she introduced the previous amending bill, we said she did not have a bolter's hope of registering the 70,000 chemicals and substances that were required to be registered by the deadline.
- I say to the House that I bet that the Commerce Committee does not have a bolter's hope of getting this bill back in a month's time.
Words that rhyme with boltercoulter (US colter), Volta
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