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Definition of "pollard" [pol•lard]

  • A tree whose top branches have been cut back to the trunk so that it may produce a dense growth of new shoots. (noun)
  • An animal, such as an ox, goat, or sheep, that no longer has its horns. (noun)
  • To convert or make into a pollard. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pollard" in a sentence
  • "A pollard is a “beheaded” tree (“pollard” meaning “beheaded”), i.e. a tree which was the upper branches and trunk cut off so that it produces a large quantity of upright shoots."
  • "Chris Travers: A pollard is a “beheaded” tree (“pollard” meaning “beheaded”), i.e. a tree which was the upper branches and trunk cut off so that it produces a large quantity of upright shoots."
  • "A pollard is a “beheaded” tree “pollard” meaning “beheaded”, i.e. a tree which was the upper branches and trunk cut off so that it produces a large quantity of upright shoots."