bollard

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

bol·lard

noun \ˈbä-lərd, British also -ˌlärd\

: 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

Rhymes with BOLLARD

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