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stayer (plural stayers)
- One who, or that which, upholds or supports; a prop.
- One who, or that which, stays, stops, or restrains.
- (sports, informal) An athlete, horse, etc. with staying power.
2009 January 31, Adam Hamilton, “Feelgood ending is no sure thing”, Herald Sun:
- Manwarra Goforgold is the stayer in the race.