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Holdfast  n.  
Something used to secure and hold in place something else, as a long flat-headed nail, a catch a hook, a clinch, a clamp, etc.; hence, a support. "His holdfast was gone."
(Bot.) A conical or branching body, by which a seaweed is attached to its support, and differing from a root in that it is not specially absorbent of moisture.

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Words linked to "Holdfast" :   restraint, pin, press stud, linkup, cottar, tie, clip, clinch, snap fastener, loop, fastener, dowel, clothespin, eyelet, button, cleat, nail, fastening, karabiner, joggle, toggle bolt, zip, buckle, link, dowel pin, grummet, bellyband, clothes pin, lock, zipper, catch, fillet, lashing, stopping, clothes peg, toggle, hook and eye, slide fastener, screw, knot, clasp, sealing wax, carabiner, nut and bolt

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