holdout

Definition of holdout

n.1.a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms after most other participants have signed an agreement; as, their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks.
2.a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal.
3.the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later.

Related Words

hold out, negotiant, negotiator, resist, stand firm, treater, withstand
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