polt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a variant of palt or pelt (verb).

Noun[edit]

polt (plural polts)

  1. (now dialectal) A hard knock.
    • 1782: Frances Burney, Cecilia, or memoirs of an heiress - If he know'd I'd got you the knife, he'd go nigh to give me a good polt of the head.
  2. (obsolete, rare) A pestle.
    • 1612, John Smith, Map of Virginia, in Kupperman 1988, p. 138:
      Their corne they rost in the eare greene, and bruising it in a morter of wood with a Polt, lappe it in rowles in the leaves of their corne, and so boyle it for a daintie.

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

polt (genitive poldi, partitive polti)

  1. bolt (fastener)

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • polt in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat