Stanchions and velvet rope

A stanchion (/ˈstænʃən/) is a sturdy upright fixture that provides support for some other object.[1] They can be a permanent fixture.




Stanchions are used for many different purposes including crowd control & waiting lines. Many different places use stanchions including banks, stores, hotels, museums, restaurants, concert venues, trade shows & other events.[3]

See also


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  1. "Stanchion - Definition and More". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  2. "Stanchion Buying Guide". Stanchion Experts. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  3. "Stanchions". Retrieved 8 July 2012.

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