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bollard

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Roads, Water
bollardbol‧lard /ˈbɒləd, -lɑːd $ ˈbɑːlərd/ noun [countable]  1 British EnglishTTR a short thick post in the street that is used to stop traffic entering an area or to show a junction more clearly2 TTWa thick stone or metal post used for tying ships to when they are in port
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bollardA bollard trying to grow a beard.The entrances to the path will be protected by bollards and a chicane, to stop any unauthorised traffic.Make a point of crossing where there is a central bollard.Motorway bollards were due to be removed at one thirty for the first customers to stream in.It is a well known fact that designers plant a line of bollards when they do not know what to do.He'd cried out before he realized what the obstruction was: a pile of bollards.Somehow, bollards still in place, they got in 20 minutes earlier.The bollards at each end have been successful in keeping out vehicles, without impeding the passage of bicycles, prams etc.
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