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.
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