standing erect or upright, as a collar.
performed, taken, etc., while one stands: a stand-up meal.
designed for or requiring a standing position: a stand-up lunch counter.
(of a fight) characterized by the rapid exchange of many blows with little attention given to defensive maneuvering.
characterized by an erect or bold stance: a stand-up batter who hits many doubles.
Baseball. (of a double or triple) pertaining to a hit that allows the hitter to reach the base safely without having to slide.
(of a comedian) delivering a comic monologue while alone on the stage.
Also, standup.

1580–90; adj. use of verb phrase stand up Unabridged
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Main Entry:  stand-up
Part of Speech:  n
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Example sentences
Every stand-up comedian develops a unique method for honing jokes.
At any given moment, it's safe to say that somewhere in the world a stand-up
  comedian is doing an impression of him.
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When it comes to anecdotes illustrating the pitfalls of today's supply chains,
  he has the delivery of a stand-up comedian.
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