- a hornless goat, deer, ox, etc.
- a tree with its top branches cut back to the trunk, so as to cause a dense growth of new shoots
Origin of pollardpoll + -ard
- A tree whose top branches have been cut back to the trunk so that it may produce a dense growth of new shoots.
- An animal, such as an ox, goat, or sheep, that no longer has its horns.
transitive verbpol·lard·ed, pol·lard·ing, pol·lards
Origin of pollardFrom poll
(third-person singular simple present pollards, present participle pollarding, simple past and past participle pollarded)
From Middle English polle (“hair of the head"), (recorded in English since c.1290), from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch pol (“head, top"); the verb is from the noun.
- A surname.