retainer


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retainer

1. History a supporter or dependant of a person of rank, esp a soldier
2. a clip, frame, or similar device that prevents a part of a machine, engine, etc., from moving
3. a dental appliance for holding a loose tooth or prosthetic device in position

retainer

[ri′tān·ər]
(engineering)
A device that holds a mechanical component in place.
References in classic literature ?
While the chiefs thus revelled in hall, and made the rafters resound with bursts of loyalty and old Scottish songs, chanted in voices cracked and sharpened by the northern blast, their merriment was echoed and prolonged by a mongrel legion of retainers, Canadian voyageurs, half-breeds, Indian hunters, and vagabond hangers-on who feasted sumptuously without on the crumbs that fell from their table, and made the welkin ring with old French ditties, mingled with Indian yelps and yellings.
Four pigeon-breasted retainers in plain clothes stand in line in the hall.
Then the Sheriff turned away with a sore and troubled heart, and sadly he rued his fine show of retainers, for he saw that the King was angry because he had so many men about him and yet could not enforce the laws.
"The committee supports the provision of legal services by practitioners under a limited retainer. The committee's view is that the current High Court Rules do not prevent practitioners from appearing and acting under such arrangements.
Nearly three-quarters (72%) of the survey participants pay their directors an annual retainer, says Bertha Masuda, a partner with Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP).
Clients are working with more than one creative agency and prefer not to have a retainer arrangement with any one of their partners.
The inclusion criteria were a Class I skeletal pattern, no previous orthodontic treatment, treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances, achievement of optimum occlusion, and treatment that was compatible with the use of a retainer and long-term follow-up, as well as good oral hygiene.
Just recently, my boss said that the company was willing to give me a retainer.
[3] The recommended length of time for wearing a retainer varies from orthodontist to orthodontist.
But Rennie has called on Amazon to cancel their contract with the firm unless the retainer fund is scrapped entirely.
But I have been doing my homework on moving to a retainer model for a while now and am convinced it is time to make it happen.
The Jack First Catalog, Volume II #10 from Jack First Gunshop (605/343-9544, JackFirstGun.com) lists a cartridge retainer for the rifle.