Bollard



Nautical.

a thick, low post, usually of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached.
a small post to which lines are attached.
bitt (def 1).

British. one of a series of short posts for excluding or diverting motor vehicles from a road, lawn, or the like.
Contemporary Examples

What Pushed Miriam Carey to a Capitol Hill Tragedy? Michael Daly October 3, 2013

Historical Examples

Tartarin de Tarascon Alphonse Daudet
The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader W.H.G. Kingston
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader W.H.G. Kingston
The Trumpet-Major Thomas Hardy
Tessa Louis Becke
The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader W.H.G. Kingston
The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader W.H.G. Kingston

noun
a strong wooden or metal post mounted on a wharf, quay, etc, used for securing mooring lines
(Brit) a small post or marker placed on a kerb or traffic island to make it conspicuous to motorists
(mountaineering) an outcrop of rock or pillar of ice that may be used to belay a rope
n.

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