Bollard

What does "Bollard" mean?

Today it means: A short post for tying ropes around.

A bollard usually refers to the short posts sunk into the ground around ports and harbours and used to secure vessels with ropes and warps. Bollards are in fact any stout posts whatever the location. Old cannons were used as bollards in the past and many examples still survive in old towns.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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