Definition of Holdbacks

1. Noun. (plural of holdback) ¹



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Definition of Holdbacks

1. holdback [n] - See also: holdback

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holdbacks

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
holdbacks (current term)
holddown
holddowns
holde
holded
holden
holdenite
holder
holderbat
holderbats
holders
holdest
holdeth
holdfast
holdfasts

Literary usage of Holdbacks

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1. Management and Breeding of Horses by Merritt Wesley Harper (1913)
"If the holdbacks are so arranged that in backing pressure is brought upon the saddle, ... Breeching and holdbacks.—Where there is much backing to be done, ..."

2. Novels and romances of the author of Waverley by Walter Scott (1885)
"Has truth no clamps and holdbacks? Has religion no clamps and holdbacks ? ... 'Yes, I grant you that truth, religion, and virtue have clamps and holdbacks; ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1874)
"A chorus of optimists, pessimists, sham economists, holdbacks, and do-nothings, opposed the measure; but a true statesman led the army of education. ..."

4. A Documentary History of American Industrial Society by American Bureau of Industrial Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Eugene Allen Gilmore (1910)
"... the great Republican Party of Progress and the little Tory Party of holdbacks."15 Greeley also took up the ten-hour plank of the Working Men's Party. ..."

5. Glimpses of Fifty Years: The Autobiography of an American Woman by Frances Elizabeth Willard (1889)
"Oliver could harness a horse in just about three minutes ; his sisters learned to do the same, and knew what "names" and "tugs" and "holdbacks" were, ..."

6. Labor and Administration by John Rogers Commons (1913)
"... mark the beginning of the period when there " will be but two parties, the great Republican Party of Progress and the little Tory Party of holdbacks. ..."

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