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Meaning of stanchion

stan•chion

Pronunciation: (stan'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with stanchions.
  2. to secure by or to a stanchion or stanchions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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