Definition of bolting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbōltiNG/


(In rock climbing) the action of driving metal pins into rock faces so that ropes can be attached to them.
Example sentences
  • However, it was raining, making the less than positive holds rather unpleasant, and the bolting was rather archaic and very well spaced out.
  • Despite the fact that the crag is almost 20 years old, the bolting is excellent and the distance between the bolts varies, according to the difficulty and characteristics of each individual pitch.

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Syllabification: bolt·ing

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