Definition of stanchion
1 : an upright bar, post, or support (as for a roof or a ship's deck)
2 : a device that fits loosely around the neck of an animal (such as a cow) and limits forward and backward motion (as in a stall)
stanchionedplay \-chənd\ adjective
Examples of stanchion in a Sentence
the stanchion of an arch
Recent Examples of stanchion from the Web
The stanchions where cows were milked still remain, along with the horse stalls.
His tour de force mirrored glass stanchions are dead ringers for theatrical velvet ropes, reminding us of our infatuation with security. •
On the House side, the sergeant at arms office has erected stanchions in certain hallways to keep paths clear for members walking to votes.
On Monday's trip, the Faltermans cast to the boat's 9 o'clock position, nowhere near the actual bridge stanchions.
A hard, short pass, probably from LeBron James, maybe from Deron Williams (that stanchion thing again) was already on its way.
Adding confusion at the order/cashier counter were awkwardly placed stanchions.
Rojas' trail of destruction was stopped when his car slammed into a metal stanchion and caught fire.
More from the Press: Those two washrooms remained converted Wednesday despite the complaints, but stanchions to expedite queues and more staff to direct people were added, according to the senior vice-president of the Oilers Entertainment Group.
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Origin and Etymology of stanchion
Middle English stanchon, from Anglo-French *stanchun, stançun, alteration of Old French estançon, diminutive of estance stay, prop
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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: a strong, upright pole that is used to support something
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