Definition of holdback in English:


Syllabification: hold·back
Pronunciation: /ˈhōl(d)ˌbak


  • 1A thing serving to hold something else in place: a curtain holdback
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    • And in that spirit, I'm going to be spending a bit of time putting up various hooks to hang mobiles, curtain holdbacks, etc.
    • Be sure to attach to a drapery holdback that is secured to the wall.
    • Most manufacturers make it possible to mix and match poles, drapery rings, decorative finials and holdbacks in a variety of finishes - from white and ebony to antique gold, brass and copper.
  • 1.1A sum of money withheld under certain conditions.
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    • The holdback is 2 or 3 percent of the total purchase price of the car.
    • This holdback is only payable to members of the executive council if the public accounts for that year show that the budget targets were achieved.
    • The only holdbacks are for deficiencies and for work not completed.

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