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holdfast

[hohld-fast, -fahst] /ˈhoʊldˌfæst, -ˌfɑst/
noun
1.
something used to hold or secure a thing in place; a catch, hook, clamp, etc.
2.
Botany, Mycology. any of several rootlike or suckerlike organs or parts serving for attachment.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; noun use of verb phrase hold fast
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British Dictionary definitions for hold fast

holdfast

/ˈhəʊldˌfɑːst/
noun
1.
  1. the act of gripping strongly
  2. such a grip
2.
any device used to secure an object, such as a hook, clamp, etc
3.
the organ of attachment of a seaweed or related plant
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