An example of a stanchion is a pillar used to hold up a roof.
- an upright bar, beam, or post used as a support
- a restraining device fitted loosely around the neck of a cow to confine it to its stall
Origin of stanchionMiddle English stanchon from Old French estanson, estanchon from estance: see stance
- to provide or support with stanchions
- to confine (a cow) with a stanchion
- An upright pole, post, or support.
- A framework consisting of two or more vertical bars, used to secure cattle in a stall or at a feed trough.
transitive verbstan·chioned, stan·chion·ing, stan·chions
- To equip with stanchions.
- To confine (cattle) by means of stanchions.
Origin of stanchionMiddle English stanchon from Old French estanchon probably from estance act of standing upright, prop from estans present participle of ester to stand from Latin stāre ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
top: cattle stanchion
bottom: rope stanchion
(third-person singular simple present stanchions, present participle stanchioning, simple past and past participle stanchioned)
Old French estanson, estanchon, (Modern French Ã©tanÃ§on), from estance (“a stay, a prop"), from Latin stans (“standing"), present participle of stÅ.