holdback


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holdback

[′hōl‚bak]
(mechanical engineering)
A brake on an inclined-belt conveyor system which is automatically activated in the event of power failure, thus preventing the loaded belt from running downward.
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Fortunately, the holdback fitting managed to stay attached throughout our 100-plus-mile trip from George Washington, as well as our 8,000 feet of landing rollout.
Therefore, determining whether a seller has constructively received a payment in the year of sale requires scrutiny of the parties' escrow or holdback arrangement.