Bollard timber
Bollard Bol"lard, n. [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. [1913 Webster]


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  • bollard timber — noun : knighthead 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bollard — Bol lard, n. [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bollard — A bollard is a short vertical post typically found where large ships dock. While originally it only meant a post [ [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=bollard searchmode=none Online Etymology Dictionary ] ] used on a quay for mooring, the …   Wikipedia

  • bollard — noun /ˈbɒlɑːd/ a) A strong vertical post of timber or iron, fixed to the ground and/or on the deck of a ship, to which the ships mooring lines etc are secured b) A similar post preventing vehicle access to a pedestrian area, to delineate traffic… …   Wiktionary

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  • Knighthead — Knight head , n. (Naut.) A bollard timber. See under {Bollard}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knighthead — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: so called from its having been carved to represent knights 1. : one of two timbers rising in the bows of a wooden ship just within the stem with one on each side of the bowsprit called also bollard timber 2. : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • timberhead — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : the top end of a ship s timber used above the gunwale (as for belaying ropes) 2. : a bollard bolted to the deck where the end of a timber would come * * * /tim beuhr hed /, n. Naut. 1. the top end of a timber, rising… …   Useful english dictionary

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