stanchion

[ stan-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc.

verb (used with object)
  1. to furnish with stanchions.

  2. to secure by or to a stanchion or stanchions.

Origin of stanchion

1
1375–1425; late Middle English stanchon<Old French estanchon, equivalent to estanche (variant of estance, probably <Vulgar Latin *stantia, equivalent to Latin stant- (stem of stāns), present participle of stāre to stand + -ia-y3) + -on noun suffix

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How to use stanchion in a sentence

  • 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

stanchion

/ (ˈstɑːnʃən) /


noun
  1. any vertical pole, rod, etc, used as a support

verb
  1. (tr) to provide or support with a stanchion or stanchions

Origin of stanchion

1
C14: from Old French estanchon, from estance, from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested) a standing, from Latin stāre to stand

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