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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 of stanchion
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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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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