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[stand-uh-wey] /ˈstænd əˌweɪ/
(of a garment) designed or constructed to stand upright or extend outward from the body:
a standaway collar.
Origin of standaway
1935-40; adj. use of verb phrase stand away Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The latter, however, was at length seen to make sail, and to stand away to the west.

    The Heir of Kilfinnan W.H.G. Kingston
  • Now then, stand away there, please—we can't have you round the body.

  • And he signed to those about Count Hannibal to stand away from him.

    Count Hannibal Stanley J. Weyman
  • “Be so good as to stand away from that door at once, sir,” Brendon ordered.

    Anna the Adventuress E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • stand away at a distance, and see if they tell out satisfactorily, before you go on to put in a single touch of detail.

  • She very probably, when the breeze comes, will stand away from us.

    The African Trader W. H. G. Kingston
  • Don't you hate partners who stand away off, and barely touch your finger-tips as they dance with you?

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey

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