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stanchion

[stan-shuh n] /ˈstæn ʃən/
noun
1.
an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc.
verb (used with object)
2.
to furnish with stanchions.
3.
to secure by or to a stanchion or stanchions.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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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Examples from the web for stanchion
  • His body ricochets off a steel stanchion, sending him into an uncontrollable spin.
  • stanchion barns are typically enclosed on all sides.
  • The main question in your letter is whether one end of the control line may be attached to a temporary guardrail stanchion.
  • Sixty three percent of the state's dairy farm operators milk their herd with a stanchion or tie stall barn.
  • The stanchion shall be attached to the roof bow or a reinforced panel in the ceiling.
  • Run the chain or cable around a thwart or stanchion.
  • Provide custom stanchion upright supports for supporting sump pump control panel.
  • Equip each cable stanchion with two spare cable arms and six spare insulators for future use.
  • Floor stanchion and piping tangled in damaged overhead electrical conduits.
  • The stern section lies on its starboard side with the spanker mast step and hold stanchion on the centerline keelson.
British Dictionary definitions for stanchion

stanchion

/ˈstɑːnʃən/
noun
1.
any vertical pole, rod, etc, used as a support
verb
2.
(transitive) to provide or support with a stanchion or stanchions
Word Origin
C14: from Old French estanchon, from estance, from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested) a standing, from Latin stāre to stand
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Word Origin and History for stanchion
n.

mid-14c., from Old French estanchon "prop, brace, support" (French étançon), probably from estant "upright," from present participle of ester "be upright, stand," from Latin stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).

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