Stanchion Definition

stănchən, -shən
stanchions
noun
An upright bar, beam, or post used as a support.
Webster's New World
A restraining device fitted loosely around the neck of a cow to confine it to its stall.
Webster's New World
A framework consisting of two or more vertical bars, used to secure cattle in a stall or at a feed trough.
American Heritage
verb
To provide or support with stanchions.
Webster's New World
To confine (a cow) with a stanchion.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Stanchion

Noun

Singular:
stanchion
Plural:
stanchions

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 étançon), from estance (“a stay, a prop"), from Latin stans (“standing"), present participle of stō.

    From Wiktionary

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