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stanchion

[ stan-shuhn ]
/ ˈstæn ʃən /
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noun
an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc.
verb (used with object)
to furnish with stanchions.
to secure by or to a stanchion or stanchions.
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Origin of stanchion

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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British Dictionary definitions for stanchion

stanchion
/ (ˈstɑːnʃən) /

noun
any vertical pole, rod, etc, used as a support
verb
(tr) to provide or support with a stanchion or stanchions

Word Origin for stanchion

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