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Definition 1: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for holdfast in the sense of this definition

(holdfast is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a strap around the belly of a draft animal holding the shafts of a wagon

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener that serves to join or connect

"the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener that locks or closes

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener made by screwing a nut onto a threaded bolt

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener for holding a sheet of paper in place

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head

(... is a kind of holdfast ) fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure

(... is a kind of holdfast ) fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound

"children can manage snaps better than buttons"

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener consisting of a peg or pin or crosspiece that is inserted into an eye at the end of a rope or a chain or a cable in order to fasten it to something (as another rope or chain or cable)

(... is a kind of holdfast ) rope that is used for fastening something to something else

"the boats were held together by lashings"

(... is a kind of holdfast ) any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a kind of fastener used on clothing

(... is a kind of holdfast ) fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes

(... is a kind of holdfast ) an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured

(... is a kind of holdfast ) the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

(... is a kind of holdfast ) any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together

(... is a kind of holdfast ) wood or plastic fastener; for holding clothes on a clothesline

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side; hammered across wood joints in rough carpentry

(... is a kind of holdfast ) fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together

(... is a kind of holdfast ) fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together

(... is a kind of holdfast ) fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members

(... is a kind of holdfast ) a fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a hinged spring-loaded toggle; used to fasten objects to hollow walls

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