Holdback

Hold'back` noun 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 carria...
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Holdback

• (n.) Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle. • (n.) 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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Holdback

An amount of money required to be withheld by the lender during the construction or renovation of a house to ensure that construction is satisfactorily completed at every stage.
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Holdback

A reduction in teaching grant applied within the year for not meeting targets specified in our funding agreement with institutions. In general terms, it arises from insufficient student numbers and will commonly be deducted also from the following year's baseline teaching grant. Reductions in funding are implemented by 'holding back' funding from s...
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Holdback

In criminal investigations, a holdback is a piece of information about a crime which is known to police but not released to the public. The purpose of a holdback is to help police recognize false confessions. Common holdbacks include specific details of the modus operandi and the appearance of the crime scene. On a carriage, a holdback is a device...
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Holdback

Manufacturer refund to a dealer after a vehicle is sold. Usually a percentage of the recommended retail price.
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Holdback

Funds not released under a construction loan agreement due to a failure to lease to the required min
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