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.
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How to use stanchion in a sentence
The stanchions should be replaced by a guardrail — posts drilled into the sidewalk would be cane-detectable.A disabled president’s memorial still isn’t fully accessible to disabled visitors, a new report finds | Theresa Vargas | May 19, 2021 | Washington Post
It went to where the Amite Warriors — five-time state champions, five-time runners-up — play Friday nights on the field tucked amid trees and buildings behind the school, the goal posts bearing the cool double stanchions.Heisman winner DeVonta Smith puts tiny town of Amite City in the spotlight | Chuck Culpepper | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
What the Celtics want to avoid is Embiid just backing his man into the stanchion and easily laying it in.
Owen remained on deck, holding on to a stanchion, while two of his stoutest hands were at the wheel.The Missing Ship | W. H. G. Kingston
Shelby spoke to Telaba who was clinging firmly to a stanchion with one hand and operating his signaling machine with the other.The Revolt of the Star Men | Raymond Gallun
I saw the girl standing braced beside a stanchion, staring over the ship's side.The Winged Men of Orcon | David R. Sparks
I saw Virginia Crane clinging desperately to her stanchion beside the light switches.The Winged Men of Orcon | David R. Sparks
Caught by the first rush of wind, he was hurled violently against an iron stanchion and knocked senseless.By Right of Conquest | Arthur Hornblow
British Dictionary definitions for stanchion
any vertical pole, rod, etc, used as a support
(tr) to provide or support with a stanchion or stanchions
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