EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STANCHION
To the glory of man we will stanchion, and raise and roof it anew.
It seemed to him he remained there precariously alone with the stanchion for a long, long time.
She was not lashed either, except that her painter was fast to a stanchion.
“Looks as if he had run against a stanchion in the dark,” I observed.
She grasped a stanchion and clung there, staring at him with a wild, white face.
For a moment he paused as though to think, holding to a stanchion.
There was not a thing she could use—not a stanchion to the window, not a rod to the bed.
On the third deck down, the Wildcat tied Lily to a stanchion.
Dick kept to his resolution of clinging tightly to a stanchion.
Do you think the stanchion will hold the weight of the heavy guns?
mid-14c., from Old French estanchon "prop, brace, support" (French étançon), probably from estant "upright," from present participle of ester "be upright, stand," from Latin stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).