hold-down definition

  • noun:
    • The act of keeping down.
    • A limit or restraint: "Voters want a hold-down on the Federal budget” ( Newsweek).
    • Something, such as a clamp, regularly hold an object in place.
    • a tool to prevent a device or piece of apparatus from leaping or shaking: as, the hold-down of a saw-table.
    • a limitation or constraint

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