hold-down hold-down


  • (n) a limitation or constraint


  • The hold-down would be achieved despite an increase of at least 5% a year, adjusted for inflation, in military spending that Reagan contends is needed to "restore our defenses.


  • Falcon 9 launch timeline

    After the rocket's nine Merlin engines pass an automated health check, four hold-down clamps will release the Falcon 9 booster for liftoff from Complex 40.
    on April 12, 2014     Source: Spaceflight Now

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