- 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 stanchions
Begin by inserting the stanchions in the sockets in the lower plane.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
Over the whole there was a light roof, supported on stanchions.Heart of Darkness
"Davits an' stanchions, men—never mind the rail," said the boatswain.The Wreck of the Titan
The beam upon which the stanchions of the beak-head bulk-head stand.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
We clung for our lives to ropes, stanchions, and ring-bolts.Peter Trawl
W. H. G. Kingston
- any vertical pole, rod, etc, used as a support
- (tr) to provide or support with a stanchion or stanchions
Word Origin and History for stanchions
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).