bollard

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bollard

A pillar or post, usually consisting of a metal pipe anchored in concrete and then filled with concrete,placed near building corners,loading docks, entrance doors, and gas pumps in order to protect them from automobiles; may be left natural, painted,or covered with plastic bollard covers.

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when his pickup left the roadway and struck a traffic pole on the northwest corner of 11th Avenue and Pearl Street.
The city's top cop and his driver spotted and cuffed a tagger suspect at a traffic pole at Vernon Avenue and Leimert Boulevard - Parks' first arrest since the 1970s.
The truck then careened into a traffic pole, a fire hydrant and a tree before smashing into a bus shelter where the boy, his mother, and a 60-year-old Lake View Terrace man were seated, Van Eyk said.