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stanchion

stan·chion

stanchion

pronunciation:
staen shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a vertical post or the like used for support.
similar words:
brace, post
definition 2: a framework by which a cow may be secured in its stall.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stanchioned, stanchioning, stanchions
definition 1: to provide with stanchions.
definition 2: to secure (a cow) with a stanchion.