Stanchion meaning

stănchən, -shən
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The definition of a stanchion is a vertical column, post or pillar which is used for support.

An example of a stanchion is a pillar used to hold up a roof.

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An upright pole, post, or support.
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A framework consisting of two or more vertical bars, used to secure cattle in a stall or at a feed trough.
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To equip with stanchions.
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To confine (cattle) by means of stanchions.
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An upright bar, beam, or post used as a support.
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A restraining device fitted loosely around the neck of a cow to confine it to its stall.
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To provide or support with stanchions.
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To confine (a cow) with a stanchion.
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A framework of such posts, used to secure or confine cattle.
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To erect stanchions, or equip something with stanchions.
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To confine by means of stanchions, typically used for cattle.
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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