stand-up

[stand-uhp]
adjective
1.
standing erect or upright, as a collar.
2.
performed, taken, etc., while one stands: a stand-up meal.
3.
designed for or requiring a standing position: a stand-up lunch counter.
4.
(of a fight) characterized by the rapid exchange of many blows with little attention given to defensive maneuvering.
5.
characterized by an erect or bold stance: a stand-up batter who hits many doubles.
6.
Baseball. (of a double or triple) pertaining to a hit that allows the hitter to reach the base safely without having to slide.
7.
(of a comedian) delivering a comic monologue while alone on the stage.
Also, standup.


Origin:
1580–90; adj. use of verb phrase stand up

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stand-up

adjective
requiring a standing position; "a stand-up bar"; "a stand-up comic" 
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Example sentences for standup
A grappling position in boxing or wrestling, a standup embrace.
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