Definition of Holdback

1. n. Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle.



Definition of Holdback

1. Noun. restraint (act or result of holding back, device that restrains) ¹

2. Noun. The projection or loop, on the thill of a vehicle, to which a strap of the harness is attached, to hold back a carriage when going downhill, or in backing. ¹

3. Noun. The strap or part of the harness so used. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Holdback

1. a restraining device [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holdback

hold the reins
hold the ring
hold tight
hold to account
hold true
hold up
hold up one's end
hold water
hold with the hare and run with the hounds
hold your fire
holdable
holdall
holdalls
holdawayite
holdawayites
holdback (current term)
holdbacks
holddown
holddowns
holde
holded
holden
holdenite
holder
holderbat
holderbats
holders
holdest
holdeth
holdfast

Literary usage of Holdback

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1. Management and Breeding of Horses by Merritt Wesley Harper (1913)
"The breeching is commonly employed with each except the yoke and collar holdback. The saddle may be discarded in the breeching and belly martingale holdback ..."

2. Technical Reports by Miami Conservancy District (Ohio) (1921)
"When contract estimates were rendered, the portion earned which was to be retained as a holdback until completion of the contract was credited to this ..."

3. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1909)
"The door stop with the hook holdback is not always convenient to use, so that the automatic holdback, or door (a. FIG. 105 holder, shown in Fig. ..."

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