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Stay may refer to:


  • Two types of court order, either of which may be called simply a stay:
    • Stay of execution, a ruling to temporarily suspend the enforcement of a court judgment—often, but not always, referring to a stay of a death sentence
    • Stay of proceedings, a ruling halting further legal process in a trial

Structural and mechanical[edit]

  • Stays (nautical), the heavy ropes, wires, or rods on sailing vessels that run from the masts to the hull
  • Collar stays, small rigid pieces used to maintain the point of a men's dress shirt collar
  • Stays, a synonym for "corset", a garment worn to mold and shape the torso, see History of corsets
  • Stay, Bone (corsetry), one of the rigid parts of a corset
  • Guy-wire, a metal wire used to support tall structures, such as radio masts
  • Boiler stay, a part of a boiler or other pressure vessel used to support the structure against the internal pressure
  • Seat stay and chain stay, parts of a bicycle frame




Film and television[edit]





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