• WordNet 3.6
    • n holdout the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
    • n holdout a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
    • n holdout 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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In literature:

These holdouts, it was safe to assume, would be under surveillance on Potlatch Day.
"The Great Potlatch Riots" by Allen Kim Lang
Out west folks still git riled over trick plays an' holdouts, hawss-stealin' an' otheh deals that ain't square.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Mental disease could be the last holdout among medical enigmas, Terry.
"The Trial of Callista Blake" by Edgar Pangborn
The next form of holdout which falls beneath our notice is that known as the 'Cuff Holdout.
"Sharps and Flats" by John Nevil Maskelyne

In news:

Impact of MJD's holdout .
Steelers wide receiver ends his holdout .
Receiver Mike Wallace ends holdout , reports to Steelers.
Steelers WR Wallace has 'no regrets' as holdout ends.
Adam Schefter says that Mike Wallace waited so long to end his holdout so he could limit his exposure since he is on a one-year deal and avoid playing in the preseason.
Adam Schefter discusses Maurice Jones-Drew's holdout and how long it may last.
Yet, he does have experience in this situation, as this is not Pioli's first holdout rodeo.
Detroit Lions players hope holdout Cliff Avril signs soon.
Jones-Drew's holdout is much less complex but could last longer.
No one inside the building was surprised by MJD's holdout .
View past events for The Holdout .
Holdout wouldn't hurt Forte.
Holdout depends on Jets.
Jets 'corporation' Revis could holdout again.
And just because Segal had a holdout in the past doesn't mean every new client will hold out .

In science:

The fictionist eventually decides to stick to his program of constant internalization of any RF and denies that even this sort of RF can be left external.6 There is only one holdout by the end of the dialogue, which is an observer’s own sense of time.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
Webb’s main contribution, the holdout method, is similar to our methods in that it considers the problematic scenario of varying number of outputs.
Multiple Hypothesis Testing in Pattern Discovery
After that, the second part of the data, called holdout data, is used to assess the statistical significance of the set of rules.
Multiple Hypothesis Testing in Pattern Discovery
Distribution-free inequalities for the deleted and holdout error estimates.
Robustness and Generalization
Some of the holdouts were convinced by the success of Feynman’s parton model, with quarks and antiquarks as the partons as suggested by James Bjorken and Emmanuel Paschos, after the SLAC deep inelastic scattering experiments in 1969.
Color, from baryon spectroscopy to qcd