holding ground

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holding ground

[′hōl·diŋ ‚grau̇nd]
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The bottom ground of an anchorage; the term is usually preceded by an adjective to indicate the quality of the holding power of the material constituting the bottom.
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Unless the pull of the cable is fair on the ring, no anchor can be trusted even on the best of holding ground.
And he did it very badly too, in a hurry, and nearly contriving to miss altogether the patch of good holding ground, because, for sooth, he had caught sight of Hermann's niece on the poop.
The SDF will also center on meliorating Somaliland s roads, the construction of two livestock holding grounds, the upgrading of its water supply and the regeneration and protection of rangelands to enhance productivity.
salt bed tunnels slated to become the holding grounds for 850,000 55-gallon drums of radioactive nuclear weapons' waste.