The remainder of the crew clung to ring-bolts or stanchions, or whatever they could grasp.
"Davits an' stanchions, men—never mind the rail," said the boatswain.
From it are Page 164made stringer-plates, chocks of the bowsprit, coamings of the hatchways, strakes and stanchions for the decks.
We clung for our lives to ropes, stanchions, and ring-bolts.
His collar rolled away from a red, muscular neck, and his bare forearms were better than stanchions.
Skipper: We can have stanchions all round the ship and double lines.
Over these beams, and others which are supported by stanchions fixed on the bodies of the canoes, is laid a boarded platform.
The men shook out their coats and hung them over the stanchions.
The bicycle team were provided with machines lashed securely to the stanchions of the vessel.
This makes a splendid finish for the ends of flagpoles, stanchions, etc.
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).