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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Stanchion \Stan"chion\ (st[a^]n"sh[u^]n; 277), n. [OF. estanson,
estan[,c]on, F. ['e]tan[,c]on, from OF. estance a stay, a
prop, from L. stans, stantis, standing, p. pr. of stare to
stand. See Stand, and cf. Stanza.] [Written also
1. (Arch.) A prop or support; a piece of timber in the form
of a stake or post, used for a support or stay.
2. (Naut.) Any upright post or beam used as a support, as for
the deck, the quarter rails, awnings, etc.
3. A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: any vertical post or rod used as a support
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "stanchion":
Samson post, baluster, balustrade, banister, base, caryatid,
colonnade, column, dado, die, doorjamb, doorpost, footstalk,
gatepost, hitching post, jack, jamb, king post, milepost, mullion,
newel-post, pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, pier, pilaster, pile,
piling, pillar, plinth, pole, post, queen-post, shaft, signpost,
snubbing post, socle, staff, stalk, stand, standard, stem, stile,
subbase, surbase, trunk, upright
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