Definitions for bollardˈbɒl ərd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a thick low post, usu. of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached.
Category: Navy, Nautical
Ref: bitt (def. 1). 1
Brit. one of a series of short posts, esp. for excluding motor vehicles from a road.
Origin of bollard:
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.
Translations for bollard
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a post for controlling traffic
The pedestrian shopping area has been closed off with bollards.
- عَمودٌ حاجِزٌ لِتَتْظيمِ حَرَكَةِ السَّيْرArabic
- дирек със стрелка, насочваща/отклоняваща движениетоBulgarian
- postePortuguese (BR)
- uliční patníkCzech
- der PfahlGerman
- στυλίσκος ελέγχου της κυκλοφορίας στους δρόμουςGreek
- poste, bolardoSpanish
- borne (lumineuse)French
- यातायात नियंत्रण के लिए एक चौकीHindi
- tonggak, rambuIndonesian
- pilastrino spartitraffico/di chiusuraItalian
- 도로 안전 지대의 보호 기둥Korean
- (ceļu aizšķērsojoša) barjeraLatvian
- tonggak jalanMalay
- blinkfyr, trafikklysNorwegian
- pachołek, słupekPolish
- غشی، تیرک ، ترافیکی نښهPashto
- столб, препятствующий движению автомобилейRussian
- cestný pätníkSlovak
- svetilni stebričekSlovenian
- ivični stubSerbian
- kısa işaret direğiTurkish
- 護柱Chinese (Trad.)
- آمدو رفت کی نگرانی کرنے والی چوکی ، ناکہUrdu
- cọc ngăn xe cộVietnamese
- 护柱Chinese (Simp.)
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