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the iron or strap on the shaft of a horse-drawn vehicle to which the breeching of the harness is attached, enabling the horse to hold back or to back the vehicle.
a device for restraining or checking, as a doorstop or tieback.
a stop or delay:
a holdback in negotiations.
the holdback of a day's pay.
something, as a planned expenditure or allotment, that is withheld or deferred.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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