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holddown

[hohld-doun] /ˈhoʊldˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
a clamp for holding a metal piece, as a sheet being deep-drawn, to prevent distortion or movement.
2.
restraint or limitation short of reduction, especially on costs:
a substantial holddown on military spending.
Origin of holddown
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; noun use of verb phrase hold down
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