from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of holding down.
- n. A limit or restraint: "Voters want a hold-down on the Federal budget” ( Newsweek).
- n. Something, such as a clamp, used to hold an object in place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device to prevent a machine or piece of apparatus from jumping or shaking: as, the hold-down of a saw-table.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a limitation or constraint
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