a clamp for holding a metal piece, as a sheet being deep-drawn, to prevent distortion or movement.
restraint or limitation short of reduction, especially on costs:
a substantial holddown on military spending.
[hohl-duh n] /ˈhoʊl dən/ verb, Archaic. 1. a past participle of 1 . [hohl-duh n] /ˈhoʊl dən/ noun 1. a city in central Massachusetts. [hohld] /hoʊld/ verb (used with object), held; held or (Archaic) holden; holding. 1. to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. […]
[hohl-duh n] /ˈhoʊl dən/ noun 1. a city in central Massachusetts. /ˈhəʊldən/ verb 1. (archaic or dialect) a past participle of hold1
[hohl-der] /ˈhoʊl dər/ noun 1. something that or secures: a pencil holder. 2. a person who has the ownership, possession, or use of something; owner; tenant. 3. Law. a person who has the legal right to enforce a negotiable instrument. /ˈhəʊldə/ noun 1. a person or thing that holds 2. 3. (law) a person who […]
[hel-der; German hœl-duh r] /ˈhɛl dər; German ˈhœl dər/ noun, Mathematics. 1. .