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
Full Definition of bollard
1 : a post of metal or wood on a wharf around which to fasten mooring lines
2 : bitt 1
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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