What does the word stanchion mean?

Usage examples for stanchion

  1. It was a stanchion in her mind now filled with turbulence. – She Buildeth Her House by 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 by J. Emerson Tennent
  3. No more bow and stanchion, no more dry hay and confinement for them. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee