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bollard (BOL-uhrd) noun

A thick post on a ship or wharf, used for securing ropes and hawsers.

[Middle English, probably from bole, tree trunk.]

"My wife, now on relief duty at the prow, fastened the rope between bollard and boat leaving no slack...." Richard Weekes, On the straight and narrow in France, Independent on Sunday, 3 Jan 1999.

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