stanchion
Pronunciation
  • enPR: stănʹshən, IPA: /ˈstænʃən/ or
  • (Can we verify([Wiktionary:Tea_room/2020/Agosto?action=edit§ion=new&preloadtitle=%5B%5Bstanchion%5D%5D +]) this pronunciation?) enPR: stänʹshən, IPA: /ˈstɑːnʃən/
Noun

stanchion (plural stanchions)

  1. A vertical pole, post, or support.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter IX, p. 149,
      The train began to move. Lace walked with it, holding a stanchion.
    • 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.
  2. A framework of such posts, used to secure or confine cattle.
Translations Translations Verb

stanchion (stanchions, present participle stanchioning; past and past participle stanchioned)

  1. To erect stanchions, or equip something with stanchions.
  2. To confine by means of stanchions, typically used for cattle.



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