An example of a stanchion is a pillar used to hold up a roof.
Origin of stanchion
- Middle 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 stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French estanson, estanchon, (Modern French Ã©tanÃ§on), from estance (“a stay, a prop"), from Latin stans (“standing"), present participle of stÅ.