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 Dictionary entry overview: What does holding device mean? 

  The noun HOLDING DEVICE has 1 sense:

1. a device for holding something

  Familiarity information: HOLDING DEVICE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1holding device [BACK TO TOP]


A device for holding something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("holding device" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "holding device"):

chuck (a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill)

clamp; clinch (a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together)

holder (a holding device)

jaw (holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object)

cobbler's last; last; shoemaker's last (holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes)

pullback; tieback (a device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back)

spike (any holding device consisting of a sharp-pointed object)

bench vise; vise (a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place)

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