a tree cut back nearly to the trunk, so as to produce a dense mass of branches.
an animal, as a stag, ox, or sheep, having no horns.
to convert into a pollard.
- un·pol·lard·ed, adjective
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How to use pollard in a sentence
Perhaps the most exciting catch of all happened, close to the shutting in of a September dusk, in the avenue of pollarded acacias.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
It was raining hard now, and the wind hummed drearily through the pollarded trees.The Vultures | Henry Seton Merriman
It had been pollarded, and the step from the tree to the top of the wall was rather a long one.A Tatter of Scarlet | S. R. Crockett
A man was pacing slowly up and down an avenue of pollarded limes which divided the rose-garden from the park.Elizabeth's Campaign | Mrs. Humphrey Ward
It is all covered with dense forest, which in many cases is pollarded, from being cut for bark cloth or for hunting purposes.
British Dictionary definitions for pollard
an animal, such as a sheep or deer, that has either shed its horns or antlers or has had them removed
a tree that has had its top cut off to encourage the formation of a crown of branches
(tr) to convert into a pollard; poll
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