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 (such as a traffic island) or to exclude vehicles
Recent Examples of bollard from the Web
In recent years, the city has installed additional signage for left-turns, as well as bollards along the southeast corner, but City Planning Director Joyce Braverman said more is needed to ensure safety.
The study stated the addition of permanent, moveable bollards would help reduce the risk of terror attacks.
The study provides multiple options on how and where the city could install bollards on Bourbon Street, but the most desired proposal was to place barriers at intersections on Bourbon Street between Iberville and St. Ann streets.
The Clark County Commissioners on Tuesday told their staff to start taking bids of the installation of hundreds of bollards on the sidewalk of Las Vegas Boulevard, FOX 5 reported.
That could involve installing more steel posts along the avenue, called bollards, like the ones that eventually halted the progress of Rojas’ car.
This year, the city has spent millions on new security measures, including about $6 million alone on automatic security bollards, and recruited about 500 volunteers to patrol the city.
David Burney, the commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction under former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, said sidewalks were already too crowded to accommodate many extra bollards.
City officials didn't say how many bollards have been installed in recent years.
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Origin and Etymology of bollard
perhaps from bole
First Known Use: circa 1763See Words from the same year
BOLLARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bollard for English Language Learners
: 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
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