noun \ˈstan-chən\

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

Full Definition of STANCHION

:  an upright bar, post, or support (as for a roof or a ship's deck)
:  a device that fits loosely around the neck of an animal (as a cow) and limits forward and backward motion (as in a stall)
stan·chioned \-chənd\ adjective

Examples of STANCHION

  1. <the stanchion of an arch>


Middle English stanchon, from Anglo-French *stanchun, stançun, alteration of Old French estançon, diminutive of estance stay, prop
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth


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