See also: hold over
From the verb phrase hold over.
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holdover (plural holdovers)
- Something left behind, saved or remaining from an earlier time.
- That policy is a holdover from days of punch card data entry.
- 1991, Stephen King, Needful Things
- Castle Rock Middle School was a frowning pile of red brick standing between the Post Office and the Library, a holdover from the time when the town elders didn't feel entirely comfortable with a school unless it looked like a reformatory.
- (firearms) The distance (at target) by which a rifle scope is aimed higher than the intended point of impact in order to compensate for bullet drop over the distance to the target.
- This rangefinder not only measures the distance to the target, but also provides a digital readout of the inches of holdover at that distance.