ETYM Old Eng. ronge, AS. hrung, a staff, rod, pole; akin to German runge a short, thick piece of iron or wood, OD. ronghe a prop, support, Icel. röng a rib in a ship, Goth. Hrugga a staff.
A crosspiece between the legs of a chair; SYN. round, stave.
ETYM Old Eng. spoke, spake, as, spâca; akin to Dutch speek, lg. speke, Old High Germ. speihha, German speiche. Related to Spike a nail.
1. Any of the small radiating bars inserted in the hub of a wheel to support the rim; something resembling the spoke of a wheel.
2. Any of the projecting handles of a steering wheel of a boat.
3. A radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim; SYN. radius.
stanchion / stæntʃən /
ETYM Old Fren. estanson, estançon, French étançon, from Old Fren. estance a stay, a prop, from Latin stans, stantis, standing, p. pr. of stare to stand. Related to Stand, Stanza.
Any vertical pole or rod used as a support.
Upright beam, bar or support.
Upright support or post.
ETYM From Staff, and corresponding to the pl. staves. Related to Staff.
Or staff; The five-line grid, reading from left to right, on which music is notated. The pitch range of stave notation is indicated by a clef.
One of several thin pieces of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket; SYN. lag.