stanchion(redirected from Stantion)
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1. An upright pole, post, or support.
2. A framework consisting of two or more vertical bars, used to secure cattle in a stall or at a feed trough.
tr.v. stan·chioned, stan·chion·ing, stan·chions
1. To equip with stanchions.
2. To confine (cattle) by means of stanchions.
(Mechanical Engineering) any vertical pole, rod, etc, used as a support
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to provide or support with a stanchion or stanchions
[C14: from Old French estanchon, from estance, from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested) a standing, from Latin stāre to stand]
1. an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, or ship.v.t.
2. to furnish with stanchions.
3. to secure by or to a stanchion or stanchions.
[1375–1425; late Middle English stanchon < Old French estanchon=estanche (variant of estance prop, support; see stance) + -on n. suffix]
Past participle: stanchioned