bollard
noun Etymology: perhaps from bole Date: circa 1775 1. a post of metal or wood on a wharf around which to fasten mooring lines 2. bitt 1 3. chiefly British any of a series of short posts set at intervals to delimit an area (as a traffic island) or to exclude vehicles

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  • bollard — [ bɔlar ] n. m. • 1943; mot angl., o. i. ♦ Mar. Grosse bitte d amarrage au bord d un quai. ● bollard nom masculin (mot anglais) Gros fût cylindrique implanté dans l arête d un quai d accostage pour l amarrage rapproché des navires. ● bollard… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 — Bollard, s. Poller …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bollard — 1844, originally a post for fixing mooring ropes; since 1948, usually a traffic control device; probably from BOLE (Cf. bole) + suffix ARD (Cf. ard) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bollard — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a short post used to prevent traffic from entering an area. 2) a short post on a ship or quayside for securing a rope. ORIGIN perhaps from Old Norse, bole …   English terms dictionary

  • bollard — [bäl′ərd] n. [prob. extension of BOLE1] 1. any of the strong posts on a pier for holding fast a ship s mooring lines 2. BITT …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — « Bitte » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Bitte (homonymie). Un bollard, encore écrit billard, baulard ou boulard, est à l origine une grosse masse à la fois cylindrique et coudée qui sert à amarrer les navires. Ce… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bollard — This interesting surname with variant spellings Ballard, Bollaert, Bullard, Bouillard and Bolleart has two possible origins. Firstly, it may be from the old French boule meaning round or bare and with the suffix ard could be translated as one who …   Surnames reference

  • bollard — UK [ˈbɒlɑː(r)d] / US [ˈbɑlərd] / US [ˈbɑˌlɑrd] noun [countable] Word forms bollard : singular bollard plural bollards 1) British a short post used for stopping cars from driving into an area 2) a short post that a ship is tied to …   English dictionary

  • bollard — noun Bollard is used after these nouns: ↑traffic …   Collocations dictionary

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