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|Noun||1.||holding device - a device for holding something|
chuck - a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
holder - a holding device; "a towel holder"; "a cigarette holder"; "an umbrella holder"
jaw - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
cobbler's last, shoemaker's last, 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; "the draperies were drawn to the sides by pullbacks"
spindle, spike - any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"