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hold

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1. Wrestling a way of seizing one's opponent
2. Music a pause or fermata
3. 
a. a tenure or holding, esp of land
b. (in combination): leasehold; freehold

hold

2
the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

Hold

 

an area in the hull of a ship, between the lower deck and the bottom or second bottom.

A hold may be used for cargo, ship’s machinery, or supplies. The number of holds depends on the purpose and size of the ship. On passenger ships the length of the holds is determined by the conditions of unsinkability; for cargo ships, several classification societies regulate the number of holds depending on the length of the ship and establish a maximum length for holds. On refrigerator ships, the holds are lined on the inside with heat insulation. Cargo holds have ventilation equipment and devices for the detection and extinguishing of fires; they are usually loaded and unloaded through cargo hatches.

hold

[hōld]
(aerospace engineering)
A scheduled or unscheduled pause in a testing or launching sequence or countdown of a missile or space vehicle.
(computer science)
To retain information in a computer storage device for further use after it has been initially utilized.
(electronics)
To maintain storage elements at equilibrium voltages in a charge storage tube by electron bombardment.
(engineering)
The interior of a ship or plane, especially the cargo compartment.
(industrial engineering)
A therblig, or basic operation, in time-and-motion study in which the hand or other body member maintains an object in a fixed position and location.
(mechanical engineering)
A machine motion that is halted by an operator or interlock until it is restarted.

hold

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Typical holding procedure at intersection of VOR radials.
hold
i. To keep an aircraft within a specified space or location that is identified by visual or other means in accordance with instructions given by concerned air traffic agency.
ii. To wait at an airfield at any time after arrival and before departure under instructions from ATC (air traffic control).
iii. An above- or below-floor compartment in all-cargo aircraft.
iv. A manual adjustment for the vertical or horizontal synchronization of a raster display.
v. An underfloor cargo compartment.
vi. To hold a parachute into the wind to reduce groundspeed.
vii. To refrain from firing at a target, as in to hold fire.
viii. To hold an aircraft off the ground when landing. Also referred to as a hold off.
ix. To stop and maintain position as in “line up and hold” and “hold position.” The former means that an aircraft is cleared to line up for takeoff but must obtain clearance, while the latter means that the aircraft should stop movement on the ground and maintain its existing position.
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I was on The Curragh on Wednesday morning and the water was beginning to go on to help persuade Holding Court's connections to go for the big one because he can't handle fast going.
Coral: 4-5 Sinndar, 5-2 Holding Court, 7-2 King's Best, 14-1 Ciro, 16- 1 Shakespeare, Glyndebourne, 40-1 bar.
Coral rate Vodafone Derby winner Sinndar as 4-5 favourite with French Derby winner Holding Court 100-30 and Sagitta 2000 Guineas winner King's Best available at 7-2.
Coming past the Chateau, Holding Court had already established a healthy advantage in the muddy ground.
At Longchamp last month, Holding Court made all to win by three lengths, a victory which led to the colt being supplemented for today's race for pounds 25,000.
"Holding Court has lots of potential and he's thrived physically since his last run," he said.
Jarvis said: "At this point Holding Court is a definite runner, but Morshdi is more a probable than a certain runner.
Ladrokes bet: 5-4 Sinndar, 2-1 Holding Court, 9-4 King's Best, 14-1 Ciro, 20-1 Glyndebourne, 66-1 bar.
HOLDING COURT has been supplemented for the Budweiser Irish Derby, the colt's trainer Michael Jarvis said today.
LAST year's Prix du Jockey Club winner Holding Court returned to top form when making all in yesterday's Grand Prix de Deauville Lucien Barriere, writes Desmond Stoneham.
Like Sinndar, French Derby winner Holding Court, is chasing the Budweiser bonus bundle of dollars and it has cost his connections IRpounds 85,000 just to buy a ticket to enter the raffle.
BOOKMAKERS Coral have eased Vodafone Derby winner Sinndar out to even-money from 4-5 for the Irish equivalent on Sunday following support for Prix du Jockey-Club hero Holding Court and Sagitta 2000 Guineas victor King's Best.