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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Holdfast \Hold"fast`\, n.
1. Something used to secure and hold in place something else,
as a long flat-headed nail, a catch a hook, a clinch, a
clamp, etc.; hence, a support. "His holdfast was gone."
2. (Bot.) A conical or branching body, by which a seaweed is
attached to its support, and differing from a root in that
it is not specially absorbent of moisture.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in
place [syn: fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing]
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