Stan"chion (?), n. [OF. estanson, estansson, F. 'etansson, from OF. estance a stay, a prop, from L. stans, stantis, standing, p.pr. of stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Stanza.] [Written also stanchel.]

1. Arch.

A prop or support; a piece of timber in the form of a stake or post, used for a support or stay.

2. Naut.

Any upright post or beam used as a support, as for the deck, the quarter rails, awnings, etc.

3.

A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall.

 

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