, Lollard, pollard
bicolored), dullard, multicoloured (US
multicolored), particoloured (US
particolored), self-coloured (US
self-colored), uncoloured (US
uncolored), varicoloured (US
varicolored), versicoloured (US
•Leonard • synod • unhonoured
•Herod • hundred • unanswered
•uncensored • unsponsored
•Blanchard • dastard • unchartered
•bastard • unlettered • unsheltered
self-centered) • it'd
•unfiltered • unregistered • unwatered
•unaltered • dotard • untutored
, custard, mustard
•method • unbothered • Harvard
v. [tr.] [often as adj.] (pollarded)
cut off the top and branches of (a tree) to encourage new growth at the top:
a wide boulevard lined with pollarded linden trees.
a tree whose top and branches have been cut off for this reason.
an animal, e.g., a sheep or deer, that has lost its horns or cast its antlers.
To behead a tree at about head height, usually about 2 m above ground level, in order to produce a crown of small branches, suitable for firewood, fencing, etc., beyond the reach of deer or farm livestock. See pollarding
. Compare coppice
horned animal that has lost its horns XVI; tree that has been polled or cut back XVII. f. POLL1
Hence vb. XVII.
To behead a tree at a convenient height, usually about 2 m above ground level, in order to produce a crown of small poles, suitable for firewood, fencing etc. This allows the production of small material out of the reach of deer and farm livestock.