meaning of bollard

bollard meaning in General Dictionary

An upright wood or metal post in a boat or on a dock used in veering or fastening ropes

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  • a solid post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
  • An upright wooden or metal post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes.

bollard meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1844, originally a post for fixing mooring ropes; since 1948, usually a traffic control device; probably from bole + suffix -ard.


bollard meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An upright wood or iron post in a boat or on a dock, utilized in veering or fastening ropes.