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stay

Law the suspension of a judicial proceeding, etc.

stay

[stā]
(engineering)
In a structure, a tensile member which holds other members of the structure rigidly in position.

stay

1. Anything that stiffens or helps to maintain a frame or other structure, as a strut or brace.
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If he stays the distance I am sure he will run a very big race.
Jockey Tony Dobbin, who has ridden the eight-year-old in all bar one of his 13 races - seven of which have been victories - remains convinced that the horse truly stays the distance.
We know he stays the distance and there are more things right about that race than the Hennessy.