Definition of pollard verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pollard

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɒləd//
 
, BrE//ˈpɒlɑːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlərd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pollard
BrE BrE//ˈpɒləd//
 
, BrE//ˈpɒlɑːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlərd//
 
he / she / it pollards
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlədz//
 
, BrE//ˈpɒlɑːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlərdz//
 
past simple pollarded
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlədɪd//
 
, BrE//ˈpɒlɑːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlərdɪd//
 
past participle pollarded
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlədɪd//
 
, BrE//ˈpɒlɑːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlərdɪd//
 
-ing form pollarding
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlədɪŋ//
 
, BrE//ˈpɒlɑːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlərdɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] pollard something (specialist) to cut off the branches at the top of a tree so that the lower branches will grow more thickly Word Origin early 17th cent.: from the verb poll + -ard.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pollard