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bollard

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noun bol·lard \ˈbä-lərd, British also -ˌlärd\

Simple Definition of bollard

  • : a post that prevents vehicles from going into an area where people can wait in the middle of a road

  • : a post around which a rope may be tied to keep a boat close to land

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bollard

  1. 1 :  a post of metal or wood on a wharf around which to fasten mooring lines

  2. 2 :  bitt 1

  3. 3 chiefly British :  any of a series of short posts set at intervals to delimit an area (as a traffic island) or to exclude vehicles

Origin of bollard

perhaps from bole


First Known Use: circa 1775

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