- an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc.
- to furnish with stanchions.
- to secure by or to a stanchion or stanchions.
Origin of stanchion
Examples from the Web for stanchion
To the glory of man we will stanchion, and raise and roof it anew.Another Sheaf
It seemed to him he remained there precariously alone with the stanchion for a long, long time.Typhoon
She was not lashed either, except that her painter was fast to a stanchion.Labrador Days
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
“Looks as if he had run against a stanchion in the dark,” I observed.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
She grasped a stanchion and clung there, staring at him with a wild, white face.Benita, An African Romance
H. Rider Haggard
- any vertical pole, rod, etc, used as a support
- (tr) to provide or support with a stanchion or stanchions
Word Origin and History for stanchion
mid-14c., from Old French estanchon "prop, brace, support" (French étançon), probably from estant "upright," from present participle of ester "be upright, stand," from Latin stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).