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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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That was his first time over six furlongs and he stayed the distance well.
They were joined by about 15 regulars - eight of whom stayed the distance.
Neath led 21-12 at the interval and then 31-15, but Cross Keys stayed the distance better and closed the gap to four points with five minutes remaining.