Definition of Hold-down

1. Noun. A limitation or constraint. "Taxpayers want a hold-down on government spending"

Generic synonyms: Limitation, Restriction
Derivative terms: Hold Down



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hold-down

holarchies
holarchy
holarctic
holard
holards
holarthritic
holarthritis
holaspid
holaspidean
holaspis
holcad
holcads
hold
hold'em
hold-all
hold-down (current term)
hold-up
hold-up play
hold-ups
hold a candle
hold a grudge
hold a torch for
hold against
hold all of the aces
hold all of the cards
hold all the aces
hold all the cards
hold back
hold baggage
hold close

Literary usage of Hold-down

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... hold down the bowsprit, which is liable to be lifted by the tug of the jibs, and of the stays connecting it with the fore-topmast. ..."

2. A Dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1900)
"... to hold down). An instrument for depressing the tongue. 7. Olos.io-comum (noni», to guard). Formerly, a case for the tongue of a hautboy ..."

3. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"... and ending in two straps each with a ring on the end, is meant to hold down the head of the horse, so that it may be driven more steadily. ..."

4. Shop and Foundry Practice: Prepared for Students of the International by International Correspondence Schools (1901)
"Having found the weight necessary to hold down the core, the next step is to ... WEIGHT REQUIRED TO HOLD DOWN THE COPE. 40. Assuming the cope to measure 34 ..."

5. Petroleum Production Methods by John R. Suman (1921)
"101-C—Pendulum—hold-down Type. Fig. 102-E—Hooking Off. This would be done by two multipliers along the line, or a multiplier and counterbalance that will ..."

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