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Meaning of HOLDBACK

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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