Definition of stanchion in English:

stanchion

noun

  • 1An upright bar, post, or frame forming a support or barrier.

    • ‘Wisteria is wrapped around the porch stanchions; a squirrel is running along the top of the chain-link fence surrounding a decent-sized garden.’
    • ‘In the latest incident hundreds of pounds' damage had been caused by louts swinging on the railings, pulling the stanchions away and damaging the old stones.’
    • ‘The massive stanchions that had supported the crane gantry rails in the past now support the new steel-framed structures.’
    • ‘A jet skier who crashed into a stanchion on Blackpool North Pier may have had a heart attack, an inquest has heard.’
    • ‘There is barely a scrap of bare metal on the stanchions, pillars, posts, railings, and decking ribs.’
    • ‘She then flew into a rage when the car hit a stanchion.’
    • ‘With a light snow falling, he had driven on perhaps a hundred yards before his car hit a stanchion at slow speed and came to rest.’
    • ‘They acted as an anchorage for the stanchions which, standing on the seabed, supported the harbours.’
    • ‘The next day the folks working the tow line lowered all the stanchions on the back of the carts to increase the angle of attack.’
    • ‘But on a snowy night in the early 1980's, a car skidded into a stanchion, which hit him in the back.’
    • ‘The overhead power lines caused problems because stanchions supporting them were too far apart and cheap materials had been used.’
    • ‘The remains of the suicide vehicle was lying across a ditch near the stanchions of the flyover.’
    • ‘Tensioning the cable results in an uplift force at each of the stanchions.’
    • ‘By the time police managed to get on board from their patrol inflatable, he had caused £21,467 damage to the cruiser and £200 damage to a mooring stanchion.’
    • ‘When I got to the life-preserver, it was rusted to the stanchions on which it was hung.’
    • ‘This system enables the climbers to remain attached to the bridge at all times, without the need to unclip the safety rope each time it reaches a stanchion.’
    • ‘The back of my left thigh hit the stanchion.’
    • ‘A youth crouches on a stanchion under York's new Millennium Bridge - some 15 feet above the bank and the swirling waters of the River Ouse.’
    • ‘A hollow forged aluminum crown and 30 mm stanchions help keep grams off while still offering maximum rigidity.’
    • ‘Her leash was tied to a stanchion on the wall, preventing her from moving more than a few feet in any direction.’
    pole, stake, upright, shaft, prop, support, picket, strut, pillar, pale, paling, column, piling, standard, stanchion, pylon, stave, rod, newel, baluster, jamb, bollard, mast
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    1. 1.1 A frame that holds the head of a cow in place, especially to facilitate milking.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French stanchon, from Old French estanchon, from estance a support probably based on Latin stant- standing from the verb stare.

Pronunciation

stanchion

/ˈstan(t)SH(ə)n/