holdover definition

  • noun:
    • One that is held over from an earlier time: a political consultant who was simply a holdover through the Reagan age; a family custom that is a holdover from my grand-parents' childhood.
    • One thing put aside, saved or remaining from a youthful time.
    • the exact distance (at target) by which a rifle range is aimed more than the intended point of influence so that you can make up for round fall throughout the distance to the target.
    • Any person or thing remaining from a previous amount of use, tenure, etc
    • someplace of detention; a lock-up.
    • An office-holder just who remains in company, or perhaps in control, beyond their regular term: often used attributively.
    • a thing that has actually survived through the past
    • the state which stays in workplace after their term
  • verb:
    • keep in a posture or condition from a youthful time frame
    • carry on a term of office past the normal time period
    • intimidate a person (with a threat)
    • hold back to a later time
    • hold over goods to be offered for the next period

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