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English definition of “stanchion”

stanchion

noun [C] uk   /ˈstɑːn.tʃən/ us    /ˈstæn-/
a fixed vertical bar or pole used as a support for something: If this stanchion is removed, the stairs will collapse. His 18-yard shot hit the stanchion (= goalpost) and went back into play.Building materialsPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
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