Definition of stanchion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstæntʃən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstæntʃən//
; BrE BrE//ˈstɑːntʃən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːntʃən//
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a vertical pole used to support something Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French stanchon, from Old French estanchon, from estance ‘a support’, probably based on Latin stant- ‘standing’, from the verb stare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stanchion