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What is "Stay" - Definition & Explanation

A piece of fabric used to hold another piece of fabric in place, or to add strength to a seam or tack.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment,...
a) Descriptive of textile materials the normal lustre (q.v.) of which has been reduced by physical or chemical means. b) The colour quality, an increase in which may be compared with the effect of...
The thin compressed edge of a woven fabric which runs parallel to the warp yarns and prevents raveling. It is usually woven, utilizing tougher yarns and a tighter construction than the rest of the...
A blazer is a kind of single breasted coat, closely related to a suit jacket. Generally, it differs from a suit jacket in that the buttons are usually metallic, and the outer material generally more...
Enzymes that are involved in the breakdown of proteins. They are the most widely used enzymes in detergents; it removes protein stains from egg, grass, blood, and sweat. Also used to treat wool and...

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