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stanchion

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noun stan·chion \ˈstan-chən\

Simple Definition of stanchion

  • : a strong, upright pole that is used to support something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stanchion

  1. 1 :  an upright bar, post, or support (as for a roof or a ship's deck)

  2. 2 :  a device that fits loosely around the neck of an animal (as a cow) and limits forward and backward motion (as in a stall)

stanchioned play \-chənd\ adjective

Examples of stanchion in a sentence

  1. <the stanchion of an arch>



Origin of stanchion

Middle English stanchon, from Anglo-French *stanchun, stançun, alteration of Old French estançon, diminutive of estance stay, prop


First Known Use: 15th century

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