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stanchion Line breaks: stan|chion
Pronunciation: /ˈstanʃ(ə)n/

Definition of stanchion in English:


An upright bar, post, or frame forming a support or barrier.
Example sentences
  • There is barely a scrap of bare metal on the stanchions, pillars, posts, railings, and decking ribs.
  • The overhead power lines caused problems because stanchions supporting them were too far apart and cheap materials had been used.
  • The massive stanchions that had supported the crane gantry rails in the past now support the new steel-framed structures.


Example sentences
  • Out of respect for the veterans, media are required to stay within the stanchioned area during the ceremony.
  • Stanchioned cattle are very restless because their restraint limits their ability to lick or scratch.
  • the main point of air springs is saving weight, and a 40mm stanchioned fork isn't going to pull that off too well.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French stanchon, from Old French estanchon, from estance 'a support', probably based on Latin stant- 'standing', from the verb stare.

Words that rhyme with stanchion

expansion, mansion, scansion
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