Stanchion
Stanchion Stan"chion (st[a^]n"sh[u^]n; 277), n. [OF. estanson, estan[,c]on, F. ['e]tan[,c]on, from OF. estance a stay, a prop, from L. stans, stantis, standing, p. pr. of stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Stanza}.] [Written also {stanchel}.] 1. (Arch.) A prop or support; a piece of timber in the form of a stake or post, used for a support or stay. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) Any upright post or beam used as a support, as for the deck, the quarter rails, awnings, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall. [1913 Webster]


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  • stanchion — [stan′chən, stan′shən] n. [ME stanchon < OFr estanson, estanchon < estance: see STANCE] 1. an upright bar, beam, or post used as a support ☆ 2. a restraining device fitted loosely around the neck of a cow to confine it to its stall vt. 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • stanchion — (n.) 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 root *sta to stand (see STET (Cf. stet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stanchion — ► NOUN ▪ an upright bar, post, or frame forming a support or barrier. ORIGIN Old French stanchon, from estance a support …   English terms dictionary

  • stanchion — UK [ˈstænʃ(ə)n] / US [ˈstænʃən] noun [countable] Word forms stanchion : singular stanchion plural stanchions an upright post that supports a structure, for example a goalpost …   English dictionary

  • stanchion — n. & v. n. 1 a post or pillar, an upright support, a vertical strut. 2 an upright bar, pair of bars, or frame, for confining cattle in a stall. v.tr. 1 supply with a stanchion. 2 fasten (cattle) to a stanchion. Etymology: ME f. AF stanchon, OF… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stanchion — A stanchion is an upright bar or post, often providing support for some other object. Some specific uses:* An architectural term applied to the upright iron bars in windows that pass through the eyes of the saddle bars or horizontal irons to… …   Wikipedia

  • stanchion — /stan sheuhn/, n. 1. an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc. v.t. 2. to furnish with stanchions. 3. to secure by or to a stanchion or stanchions. [1375 1425; late ME stanchon < OF estanchon, equiv. to estanche… …   Universalium

  • stanchion — [[t]stæ̱ntʃ(ə)n[/t]] stanchions N COUNT A stanchion is a pole or bar that stands upright and is used as a support. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • stanchion — stan•chion [[t]ˈstæn ʃən[/t]] n. 1) bui an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, or ship 2) bui to furnish with stanchions 3) bui to secure by or to a stanchion or stanchions • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME stanchon < OF… …   From formal English to slang

  • stanchion — /ˈstænʃən/ (say stanshuhn), /ˈstan / (say stahn ), / tʃən/ (say chuhn) noun 1. an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc. 2. a post or posts, often with a crossbar, which supports the electric wiring of an electric… …   Australian English dictionary

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