stanchion

[stan-shuhn]
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:
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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stanchion (ˈstɑːnʃən)
 
n
1.  any vertical pole, rod, etc, used as a support
 
vb
2.  (tr) to provide or support with a stanchion or stanchions
 
[C14: from Old French estanchon, from estance, from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested) a standing, from Latin stāre to stand]

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stanchion
mid-14c., from O.Fr. estanchon "prop, brace, support" (Fr. étançon), probably from estant "upright," from prp. of ester "be upright, stand," from L. stare "to stand," from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
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Example sentences
Be attached to stanchions such that pulling on one section of chain will not
  take up slack in the other sections.
Metal stanchions hold collapsible stretchers fitted with heart monitors.
For space purposes, the amendment counts only the ground touched by the
  stanchions holding up the pipe.
Since last month, pile drivers have sunk dozens of steel stanchions deep into
  the sandy loam next door.
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