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 for Stanchion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stanchion \Stan"chion\ (st[a^]n"sh[u^]n; 277), n. [OF. estanson,
     estan[,c]on, F. ['e]tan[,c]on, 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
     1. (Arch.) A prop or support; a piece of timber in the form
        of a stake or post, used for a support or stay.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Naut.) Any upright post or beam used as a support, as for
        the deck, the quarter rails, awnings, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any vertical post or rod used as a support

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "stanchion":
     Samson post, baluster, balustrade, banister, base, caryatid,
     colonnade, column, dado, die, doorjamb, doorpost, footstalk,
     gatepost, hitching post, jack, jamb, king post, milepost, mullion,
     newel-post, pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, pier, pilaster, pile,
     piling, pillar, plinth, pole, post, queen-post, shaft, signpost,
     snubbing post, socle, staff, stalk, stand, standard, stem, stile,
     subbase, surbase, trunk, upright

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