Part of speech: noun

An upright bar forming a support; one of two upright timbers for confining cattle in a stall.

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Usage examples "stanchion":

  1. It was a stanchion in her mind now filled with turbulence. - "She Buildeth Her House", Will Comfort.
  2. The trees used in the structure are from ten to twelve inches in diameter; and are sunk about three feet in the earth, so as to leave a length of from twelve to fifteen feet above ground; with spaces between each stanchion sufficiently wide to permit a man to glide through. - "Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon", J. Emerson Tennent.
  3. No more bow and stanchion, no more dry hay and confinement for them. - "Confessions of Boyhood", John Albee.