Definition of Bollard

1. Noun. A strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines). "The road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"

Exact synonyms: Bitt
Terms within: Bitthead
Group relationships: Dock, Pier, Wharf, Wharfage
Generic synonyms: Post
Specialized synonyms: Riding Bitt
Category relationships: Ship
Derivative terms: Bitt

Definition of Bollard

1. n. An upright wooden or iron post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes.

Definition of Bollard

1. Noun. (nautical) A strong vertical post of timber or iron, fixed to the ground and/or on the deck of a ship, to which the ship's mooring lines etc are secured ¹

2. Noun. A similar post preventing vehicle access to a pedestrian area, to delineate traffic lanes, or used for security purposes. ¹

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Definition of Bollard

1. a thick post on a ship or wharf [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bollard

1. An upright wooden or iron post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes. Bollard timber, a timber, also called a knighthead, rising just within the stem in a ship, on either side of the bowsprit, to secure its end. Origin: Cf. Bole the stem of a tree, and Pollard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bollard

bolivian haemorrhagic fever
bolix up
bolixed up
boll weevil
boll weevils
bollard (current term)
bollix up

Literary usage of Bollard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1898)
"Tellers. Holland Symes. Sligo Thompson, U. Mackenzie, M. Thomson, JW McLean Wason. Massey Monk Tellers. Montgomery bollard Rolleston Buchanan. PAIRS. ..."

2. Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises by William Cushing (1885)
"Julia P. bollard. The hole in the bag ; and other stories. NY 1877. Krys. Thomas B. Chn/stal, in liis con- tributions to the " Morning Journal " (XY). ..."

3. A Select Collection of Old English Plays by William Carew Hazlitt, Robert Dodsley (1875)
"As it hath beene sundry times Acted, by his Maiesties Seruants at the Globe on. the banke-side. London Printed by Henry bollard ..."

4. Salt-water Ballads by John Masefield (1915)
"SING A SONG O' SHIPWRECK HE lolled on a bollard, a sun-burned son of the sea, With ear-rings of brass and a jumper of dungaree, ' 'N' many a queer lash-up ..."

5. Vital Records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 by Chelmsford (Mass. : Town), Essex Institute (1914)
"John, and Ane bollard of Andover, 20: 7 m: 1681. Sarah, and John Miriam of Concord, Feb. 16, 1692-3. ст. R. SPALDIN (see also Spaulding), Edward, ..."

6. The Lives and Services of Major General John Thomas, Colonel Thomas Knowlton by Charles Coffin (1845)
"JOHN bollard." STATEMENT OF THE HON. ABEL PARKER, JUDGE OF PROBATE. "As I was in the battle on Breed's Hill, otherwise called Bunker's ..."

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