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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bollard 
  n  :  a  strong  post  on  a  wharf  or  quay  around  which  to  attach 
  mooring  lines  [syn:  {bitt}] 




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