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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The iron or strap on the shaft of a horse-drawn vehicle to which the breeching of the harness is attached; Also: A device for restraining or checking; Also: A stop or delay

Usage examples (30)
  • Find out the dealer holdback, which is often substantial.
  • Frontier says the vendor, First Data Corp., suddenly said it would be increasing the "holdback" rate of proceeds to 100% from 45%.
  • He wants "holdback" evidence to confirm suspects and eliminate false leads and confessions.
  • In fact, if the two-per-cent dealer "holdback" money is included, the deal on a Focus is nothing short of spectacular. for more
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