Holdback

Definition of Holdback

Hold´back`
n.1.Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle.
The only holdback is the affection . . . that we bear to our wealth.
- Hammond.
2.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.

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