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bollardn. [Cf. Bole the stem of a tree, and Pollard.].
     An upright wooden or iron post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes.  [1913 Webster]
Bollard timber (Naut.), a timber, also called a knighthead, rising just within the stem in a ship, on either side of the bowsprit, to secure its end.


bollard, n.
1 Brit. a short metal, concrete, or plastic post in the road, esp. as part of a traffic island.
2 a short post on a quay or ship for securing a rope.

ME perh. f. ON bolr BOLE(1) + -ARD

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