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holdout


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  holdout 
  n  1:  a  negotiator  who  hopes  to  gain  concessions  by  refusing  to 
  come  to  terms;  "their  star  pitcher  was  a  holdout  for  six 
  weeks" 
  2:  a  refusal  by  a  negotiator  to  come  to  terms  in  the  hope  of 
  obtaining  a  better  deal 
  3:  the  act  of  hiding  playing  cards  in  a  gambling  game  so  they 
  are  available  for  personal  use  later 




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