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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hold·back /ˈhol(d)ˌbæk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hold·back n.
 1. Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle.
    The only holdback is the affection . . . that we bear to our wealth.   --Hammond.
 2. The projection or loop on the thill of a vehicle. to which a strap of the harness is attached, to hold back a carriage when going down hill, or in backing; also, the strap or part of the harness so used.