Have you ever seen those round thingies they put in front of the supermarket to keep cars from driving through the front doors? I was wondering if they had a special name and since my husband is in construction, I asked him. He said they are “bollards”.
1. A bollard is a short vertical post, originally it meant a post used on a ship or a quay, principally for mooring. The word now also describes a variety of structures.
2. Any of a series of short posts set at intervals to delimit an area (as a traffic island) or to exclude vehicles.
Etymology: Chiefly British, perhaps from bole, first known use: circa 1775