Origin of holdfast
Examples from the Web for holdfast
"Shipwrecked sailors and passengers of the ship Nantucket," was the answer of Mr. Holdfast.
What do you think has become of Captain Hill and his companions, Mr. Holdfast?
They are not centred alone on Mr. Pelham; Mrs. Holdfast intrudes herself in a way that makes me shudder.
She slipped between his arms, and again stood by the side of Mrs. Holdfast.
Armed with the address, Fanny went to Mrs. Holdfast, according to appointment.
British Dictionary definitions for holdfast
- the act of gripping strongly
- such a grip