HyperDic: holding_device

English > 1 sense of the expression holding device:
NOUNartifactholding devicea device for holding / holding something
English > holding device: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device for holding / holding something.
NarrowerchuckA holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
clamp, clinchA device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
holderA holding device
jawholding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
last, shoemaker's last, cobbler's lastholding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
pullback, tiebackA device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back
spike, spindleAny holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object
vise, bench viseA holding device attached to a workbench
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

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