Definition of standby adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

standby

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NAmE//ˈstændbaɪ//
 
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a standby ticket for a flight, concert, etc. cannot be bought in advance and is only available a very short time before the plane leaves or the performance starts
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