holddown

[hohld-doun]
noun
1.
a clamp for holding a metal piece, as a sheet being deep-drawn, to prevent distortion or movement.
2.
restraint or limitation short of reduction, especially on costs: a substantial holddown on military spending.

Origin:
1885–90; noun use of verb phrase hold down

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