Old French estanson, estanchon, (Modern French étançon), from estance (“a stay, a prop”), from Latin stans (“standing”), present participle of stō.
stanchion (plural stanchions)
Stanchions supporting velvet rope
- A vertical pole, post, or support.
- 2013, J. M. Coetzee, The Childhood of Jesus. Melbourne, Australia: The Text Publishing Company. chapter 27. p. 268.
- He staggers against a stanchion, trips over a rope, and tumbles into the space between the quay and the steel plates of the freighter.
- A framework of such posts, used to secure or confine cattle.
vertical pole, post or support
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- Maori: tokotū
- Portuguese: poste (pt) m
- Russian: столб (ru) m (stolb), подпо́рка (ru) f (podpórka), сто́йка (ru) f (stójka), пи́ллерс (ru) m (píllers) (a support for the ship's deck), коло́нна (ru) f (kolónna)
- Spanish: puntal (es) m
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stanchion (third-person singular simple present stanchions, present participle stanchioning, simple past and past participle stanchioned)
- To erect stanchions, or equip something with stanchions.
- To confine by means of stanchions, typically used for cattle.