stanchion

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noun stan·chion \ˈstan-chən\

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 (such as a cow) and limits forward and backward motion (as in a stall)

stanchioned

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Examples of stanchion in a Sentence

  1. the stanchion of an arch

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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

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STANCHION Defined for English Language Learners

stanchion

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Definition of stanchion for English Language Learners

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


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