Holdfast

Definition of Holdfast

Hold´fast`
n.1.Something used to secure and hold in place something else, as a long flat-headed nail, a catch a hook, a clinch, a clamp, etc.; hence, a support.
2.(Bot.) A conical or branching body, by which a seaweed is attached to its support, and differing from a root in that it is not specially absorbent of moisture.

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adhere, bellyband, bind, bond, buckle, button, carabiner, catch, clasp, cleat, clinch, clip, clothes peg, clothes pin, clothespin, constraint, corrugated fastener, cottar, cotter, cringle, dowel, dowel pin, eyelet, fastener, fastening, fillet, fixing, grommet, grummet, hold fast, hook and eye, joggle, karabiner, knot, lashing, link, linkup, lock, locker, loop, nail, nut and bolt, paper fastener, pin, press stud, restraint, screw, seal, sealing wax, slide fastener, snap, snap fastener, snap ring, stick, stick to, stopping, tie, tie-in, toggle, toggle bolt, wiggle nail, zip, zip-fastener, zipper
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