from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of holding back.
- noun Something held back.
- noun A device that retains or restrains.
- noun A strap or an iron catch between the shaft and the harness on a drawn wagon, allowing the horse to stop or back up.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Check; hindrance; restraint.
- noun The iron or strap on the shaft or pole of a vehicle to which the breeching or backing-gear is attached.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle.
- noun The projection or loop on the thill of a vehicle. to which a strap of the harness is attached, to hold back a carriage when going down hill, or in backing; also, the strap or part of the harness so used.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
restraint(act or result of holding back, device that restrains)
- noun The projection or loop, on the
thillof a vehicle, to which a strap of the harnessis attached, to hold back a carriagewhen going downhill, or in backing.
- noun The strap or part of the harness so used.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb refrain from doing
- verb keep under control; keep in check
- verb secure and keep for possible future use or application
- verb wait before acting
- verb hold back; keep from being perceived by others
- verb hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
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