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 (stăn′chən, -shən)
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.

[Middle English stanchon, from Old French estanchon, probably from estance, act of standing upright, prop, from estans, present participle of ester, to stand, from Latin stāre; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]


(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]


(ˈstæn ʃən)

1. an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, or ship.
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
Gerund: stanchioning

I stanchion
you stanchion
he/she/it stanchions
we stanchion
you stanchion
they stanchion
I stanchioned
you stanchioned
he/she/it stanchioned
we stanchioned
you stanchioned
they stanchioned
Present Continuous
I am stanchioning
you are stanchioning
he/she/it is stanchioning
we are stanchioning
you are stanchioning
they are stanchioning
Present Perfect
I have stanchioned
you have stanchioned
he/she/it has stanchioned
we have stanchioned
you have stanchioned
they have stanchioned
Past Continuous
I was stanchioning
you were stanchioning
he/she/it was stanchioning
we were stanchioning
you were stanchioning
they were stanchioning
Past Perfect
I had stanchioned
you had stanchioned
he/she/it had stanchioned
we had stanchioned
you had stanchioned
they had stanchioned
I will stanchion
you will stanchion
he/she/it will stanchion
we will stanchion
you will stanchion
they will stanchion
Future Perfect
I will have stanchioned
you will have stanchioned
he/she/it will have stanchioned
we will have stanchioned
you will have stanchioned
they will have stanchioned
Future Continuous
I will be stanchioning
you will be stanchioning
he/she/it will be stanchioning
we will be stanchioning
you will be stanchioning
they will be stanchioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stanchioning
you have been stanchioning
he/she/it has been stanchioning
we have been stanchioning
you have been stanchioning
they have been stanchioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stanchioning
you will have been stanchioning
he/she/it will have been stanchioning
we will have been stanchioning
you will have been stanchioning
they will have been stanchioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stanchioning
you had been stanchioning
he/she/it had been stanchioning
we had been stanchioning
you had been stanchioning
they had been stanchioning
I would stanchion
you would stanchion
he/she/it would stanchion
we would stanchion
you would stanchion
they would stanchion
Past Conditional
I would have stanchioned
you would have stanchioned
he/she/it would have stanchioned
we would have stanchioned
you would have stanchioned
they would have stanchioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stanchion - any vertical post or rod used as a support
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"


[ˈstɑːnʃən] Npuntal m, montante m
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I have no objection to any amount of blue sky in its proper place (it can be found at the 4000 level for practically twelve months out of the year), but I submit, with all deference to the educational needs of Transylvania, that "skylarking" in the centre of a main-travelled road where, at the best of times, electricity literally drips off one's stanchions and screw blades, is unnecessary.
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On several starlight nights we danced on the upper deck, under the awnings, and made something of a ball-room display of brilliancy by hanging a number of ship's lanterns to the stanchions. Our music consisted of the well-mixed strains of a melodeon which was a little asthmatic and apt to catch its breath where it ought to come out strong, a clarinet which was a little unreliable on the high keys and rather melancholy on the low ones, and a disreputable accordion that had a leak somewhere and breathed louder than it squawked--a more elegant term does not occur to me just now.
Golden stanchions supported a chain of gold encircling it and leading down into the water on either side of marble steps.
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Then Caderousse sat astride the coping, and drawing up his ladder passed it over the wall; then he began to descend, or rather to slide down by the two stanchions, which he did with an ease which proved how accustomed he was to the exercise.
The stanchions stood too close to suffer his shoulders to follow, and I smiled, exulting in my fancied security.
The huge folio sign that swung without, exposed to the fury of the tempest, creaked ominously, and gave out a moaning sound from its stanchions of solid oak.
When it reached the craft's side, the jaws closed upon one of the stanchions of the deck rail and tore it from its socket as though it had been a toothpick stuck in putty.
Over the whole there was a light roof, supported on stanchions. The funnel projected through that roof, and in front of the funnel a small cabin built of light planks served for a pilot-house.
And while we pumped the ship was going from us piecemeal: the bulwarks went, the stanchions were torn out, the ventilators smashed, the cabin-door burst in.
Then they tucked the old man into a beauti- ful room, which was the spare room, and in the night some time he got powerful thirsty and clumb out on to the porch-roof and slid down a stanchion and traded his new coat for a jug of forty-rod, and clumb back again and had a good old time; and towards daylight he crawled out again, drunk as a fiddler, and rolled off the porch and broke his left arm in two places, and was most froze to death when somebody found him after sun-up.