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Meaning of STANCHION

Pronunciation:  'stânshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any vertical post or rod used as a support

STANCHION is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: post



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Stan"chion\, 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.

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

3. A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall.