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holdback

[hohld-bak] /ˈhoʊldˌbæk/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a device for restraining or checking, as a doorstop or tieback.
3.
a stop or delay:
a holdback in negotiations.
4.
a withholding:
the holdback of a day's pay.
5.
something, as a planned expenditure or allotment, that is withheld or deferred.
Origin of holdback
1575-1585
1575-85; noun use of verb phrase hold back
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