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[hohld-bak] /ˈhoʊldˌbæk/

the iron or strap on the shaft of a horse-drawn vehicle to which the breeching of the harness is attached, enabling the horse to hold back or to back the vehicle.
a device for restraining or checking, as a doorstop or tieback.
a stop or delay:
a holdback in negotiations.
a withholding:
the holdback of a day’s pay.
something, as a planned expenditure or allotment, that is withheld or deferred.


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