Search Result for "stanchion": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. any vertical post or rod used as a support;

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 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. [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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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