holding device

Definitions of holding device
  1. noun
    a device for holding something
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    a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
    clamp, clinch
    a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
    a holding device
    holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
    cobbler's last, last, shoemaker's last
    holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes
    pullback, tieback
    a device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back
    spike, spindle
    any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object
    bench vise, vise
    a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
    bench clamp
    a clamp used to hold work in place on a workbench
    candle holder, candlestick
    a holder with sockets for candles
    a clamp in the shape of the letter C
    cigarette holder
    a tube that holds a cigarette while it is being smoked
    collet, collet chuck
    a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe
    a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
    holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung
    machinist's vise, metalworking vise
    a vise with two parallel iron jaws and a wide opening below
    oarlock, peg, pin, rowlock, thole, tholepin
    a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
    pipe clamp, pipe vise
    a clamp for holding pipe that is to be cut or threaded
    clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
    shoulder vise, wood vise, woodworking vise
    a vise with jaws that are padded in order to hold lumber without denting it
    an ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup
    type of:
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
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