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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.
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.
Caries incidence in lower anterior teeth bonded with fixed orthodontic retainer.
The largest increases were observed at S&P 100 companies, where the annual retainer increased from a median of $90,000 in 2012 to $100,000 in 2013.
Plans that know their adviser fee structures specified the type of fee arrangement they have in place: Asset-based fees are the most common overall (55% of all plans), while monthly/annual retainers are a distant second at 28% adoption.
Construction of bonded fixed retainer might appear to be simple, but if good long-term success is to be ensured, meticulous attention to detail is required.
The list of players who will get the central contracts and retainers should be announced by end of the week before the team leaves for the Sri Lanka tour.
Though Moore Relations' holiday retainer package is a favorite to companies that participated last year, the offer is only for new clients and will end on December 31, 2011.
Orthodontic retainers that are not properly cleaned could be harboring microbes, according to a study published March 15 in Letters in Applied Microbiology.
While health reform is still an unknown, Doucette says, "There are a couple of different retainer models and they fit very nicely into reform as it stands right now.
The answer provided was "barrel-locking nut retainer plunger spring.