from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tree whose top branches have been cut back to the trunk so that it may produce a dense growth of new shoots.
- n. An animal, such as an ox, goat, or sheep, that no longer has its horns.
- transitive v. To convert or make into a pollard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tree that has been pruned by cutting its branches back close to the trunk to promote a more bushy growth of foliage.
- n. An animal, such as cattle or deer, whose horns have been removed or shed.
- n. The chub (fish), Leuciscus cephalus.
- n. A mixture of bran and meal.
- v. To prune a tree heavily, cutting branches back to the trunk, so that it produces dense new growth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tree having its top cut off at some height above the ground, that may throw out branches.
- n. A clipped coin; also, a counterfeit.
- n. A fish, the chub.
- n. A stag that has cast its antlers.
- n. A hornless animal (cow or sheep).
- transitive v. To lop the tops of, as trees; to poll.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree cut back nearly to the trunk, and thus caused to form a dense head of spreading branches, which are in turn cut for basket-making and fagotwood. Willows and poplars especially are so treated.
- n. A clipped coin.
- n. A polled animal, as a stag or an ox without horns.
- n. Same as poll, 7.
- n. A coarse product of wheat.
- To make a pollard of; convert (a tree) into a pollard by cutting off the head.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. convert into a pollard
- n. a tree with limbs cut back to promote a more bushy growth of foliage
- n. a usually horned animal that has either shed its horns or had them removed
From poll.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)