holdout

Definitions of holdout
  1. noun
    a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms
    “their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks”
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    type of:
    negotiant, negotiator, treater
    someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
  2. noun
    a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
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    type of:
    bargaining
    the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
  3. noun
    the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
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    type of:
    cheat, rig, swindle
    the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
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