American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An upright pole, post, or support.
- n. A framework consisting of two or more vertical bars, used to secure cattle in a stall or at a feed trough.
- v. To equip with stanchions.
- v. To confine (cattle) by means of stanchions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A post, pillar, or beam used for a support, as a piece of timber supporting one of the main parts of a roof; a prop. Specifically— One of the upright iron bars passing through the eyes of the saddle-bars and forming part of the armature steadying the lead lights of a large window-bay.
- n. One of the upright bars in a stall for cattle.
- n. In ship-building, an upright post or beam of different forms, used to support the deck, the rails, the nettings, awnings, etc.
- n. plural In milit. engin., one of the upright side-pieces of a gallery-frame.
- To fasten to or by a stanchion.
- n. A vertical pole, post, or support.
- n. A framework of such posts, used to secure or confine cattle.
- v. To erect stanchions, or equip something with stanchions.
- v. To confine by means of stanchions, typically used for cattle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A prop or support; a piece of timber in the form of stake or post, used for a support or stay.
- n. (Naut.) Any upright post or beam used as a support, as for the deck, the quarter rails, awnings, etc.
- n. A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall.
- n. any vertical post or rod used as a support
- Old French estanson, estanchon, (Modern French étançon), from estance ("a stay, a prop"), from Latin stans ("standing"), present participle of stō. (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yasushi Takashita smiled sheepishly when his slender girlfriend Rika, clinging to the train stanchion next to him, suggested he use the Internet to search for some college-related information he needs.”
“A stanchion is a restraining device that loosely clamps a goat's neck limiting its forward and backward motion while permitting some lateral motion.”
“I felt like one of those guys who's walking briskly down the street text messaging and is suddenly knocked cold by a streetlight stanchion he didn't see.”
“The recipe calls for "1 medium cow, about 1,400 pounds, butterflied, skin removed" and "1 heavy block-and-tackle attached to a steel stanchion set in concrete.”
“Saturday and slid into a sign stanchion, which ripped through the window line, shearing off most of the roof.”
“On Saturday, 15 people were killed and more than 20 injured when another coach, destined for Chinatown from Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino, overturned and slid into a highway sign stanchion in the Bronx.”
“The bus was knocked onto its side after hitting a guard rail and a steel stanchion.”
“Mr. Chara hit Mr. Pacioretty into the boards, driving his head into a stanchion supporting the glass around the ice.”
“For the first time in 80 years, three of the four processions for the end of Holy Week, Semana Santa, were cancelled, thanks to mad billows blowing over every banner and stanchion and cordon, rain guttering from every rooftop, children's fingers growing waxy.”
“I remember Liverpool arriving at The Dell to play Southampton, the Sky bloke was fitting the camera into the goal stanchion and we spent half the warm-up giggling as we tried to curl the ball into the net and knock the camera off its stand.”
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