Hold"back` (?), n.


Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle.

The only holdback is the affection . . . that we bear to our wealth. Hammond.


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.


© Webster 1913.

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