adjective, stanch·er, stanch·est.
- stamping ground,
- stand a chance
Examples from the Web for stancher
Never was a stancher heart than thine, Caillette, or a truer friend.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
"They could not have a stancher or prettier champion, my dear," said a gray-haired man who sat near me.The Mistress of Bonaventure|Harold Bindloss
And never had Duane bestrode a gamer, swifter, stancher beast.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
His flight had made many uneasy, but his return, for that reason, brought a stancher fealty from these; and this was evident now.A Cumberland Vendetta|John Fox, Jr.
There were no stancher adherents of the democratic idea than our intellectual aristocrats.The American Mind|Bliss Perry
Word Origin for stanch
"to stop the flow of" (especially of blood), c.1300, from Old French estanchier "cause to cease flowing, stop, hinder," from Vulgar Latin *stancare, perhaps contracted from *stagnicare, from Latin stagnum "pond, pool" (see stagnate).