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Definitions for bollard
ˈbɒl ərdbol·lard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bollard, bittnoun

    a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)

    "the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"

Wiktionary

  1. bollardnoun

    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

    Etymology: Origin unknown; perhaps from bole.

  2. bollardnoun

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

    Etymology: Origin unknown; perhaps from bole.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bollardnoun

    an upright wooden or iron post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes

Freebase

  1. Bollard

    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

  1. Bollard

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bollard

    A thick piece of wood on the head of a whale-boat, round which the harpooner gives the line a turn, in order to veer it steadily, and check the animal's velocity. Also a strong timber fixed vertically into the ground, part being left above it, on which to fasten ropes. Also a lighter sort of dolphin for attaching vessels to. Wharves have bollards to which vessels are secured when alongside.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bollard in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bollard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bollard in a Sentence

  1. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    The 30-foot-high bollard-style wall is a massive upgrade, and exactly what the men and women of the Border Patrol have requested. It's not mere replacement, for dilapidated, ineffective low wall and vehicle barriers : It's a new wall and part of a wall system.

  2. President Trump:

    He also said they are still considering restrictive language in the appropriations bill and what that means for current projects. He added that money, which he called a down-payment, will be funding construction and repair in areas including San Diego, Calexico, and Santa Theresa, New Mexico. He said that the Calexico project started last week. President Trump objected to the $ 1.3 trillion omnibus bill due to the lack of funding for border security, and has been looking into the possibility of getting the military to fund the approximately $ 25 billion project. Conservatives noted that the bill limited the approximately 100 miles of new construction and repairs to already approved models -- not the prototypes President Trump recently viewed in California. While Vitiello noted that a lot of the 100 miles was replacement, he said it was new construction and that some parts are moving from old, often dilapidated fencing to 30-foot steel bollard designs. He said that, for instance, in El Paso a three-foot vehicle barrier was being replaced by 18 or 30 foot wall. On what needs to be done, Vitiello said that that the entire wall project would cover approximately 1,000 miles with various wall structures, he believed $ 25 billion in funding would adequately fund that project. He said that from the testing of the prototypes, a new design standard was being formulated that would be used going forward. Currently, approximately 654 miles of the border are covered by some form of fencing or barrier. Vitiello's remarks come a day after President Trump touted the early stages of construction at a speech in Richfield, Ohio. We started our wall — what a thing of beauty.

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