a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
"the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"
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
A similar post preventing vehicle access to a pedestrian area, to delineate traffic lanes, or used for security purposes.
Origin: Origin unknown; perhaps from bole.
an upright wooden or iron post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes
A bollard is a short vertical post. Originally it meant a post used on a ship or a quay, principally for mooring. The word now also describes a variety of structures to control or direct road traffic, such as posts arranged in a line to obstruct the passage of motor vehicles. The American Heritage Dictionary describes this use of bollard as "chiefly British", although the term has crept into the jargon of some American universities where dense traffic necessitates the use of bollards for access control. In the lighting industry, the term is used to describe short, post-like light fixtures.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bol′ard, n. a post on a wharf to which vessels are secured: a thick piece of wood on the forepart of a whale-boat, round which the line is turned when a whale is harpooned. [Prob. Bole.]
The numerical value of bollard in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of bollard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- вързало, кнехтBulgarian
- bolardo, noraySpanish
- pollari, tolppaFinnish
- bitte, bollard, borne, bitte d'amarrageFrench
- mullard, ceap ceangailIrish
- poller, meerpaal, bolder, aanlegpaal, verkeerspaalDutch
- столб, тумба, прикол, кнехтRussian
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