An object or place that is particularly shabby or rundown.
Can be accuratley used in place of ghetto.
Etymology: From the movie Finding Forrester in which the characer played by Sean Connery utters the line, Bolt the door if you're coming in.)

I don't think we should take John's car. That thing is really bolt-the-door; it'll probably break down after 10 miles.

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