Definitions for "retainer"
A fixed or removable appliance for maintaining the positions of the teeth and jaws after orthodontic treatment
Usually an acrylic appliance that is worn after the braces are removed. The retainer attaches to your upper and/or lower teeth and holds them in the correct position. You wear retainers for a lifetime.
used while sleeping after braces are removed to ensure that none of the teeth move while the jaw hardens.
A partial fee paid in advance for professional services.
The act of a client by which he engages a lawyer or counselor to manage his cause.
A fee paid to engage a lawyer or counselor to maintain a cause, or to prevent his being employed by the opposing party in the case; -- called also retaining fee.
An item of jewelry designed to: Keep a piercing open. Not attract attention. Typically made of acrylic or even nylon. Commonly used in eyebrow and tongue piercings. Should only be used in healed piercings. If you think these can be used in a new eyebrow piercing to keep your boss happy, think again
a piece of clear plastic that is nearly impossible to see and is used in place of a piece of jewelry
Is body jewelry that is clear and is for keeping a piercing open but not noticeable.
A round disk which goes on top of the valve springs and with the help of the keepers, lock the valve to the springs.
A device added to the braking device on a car, to allow a portion of the air pressure to be retained in the brake cylinder of a car to help restrict the movement of a train on severe downgrades.
A manually operated valve, found on all freight and some passenger cars, which controls the exhaust of brake cylinder pressure.
Hence, a servant, not a domestic, but occasionally attending and wearing his master's livery.
a man who remains consistently undistracted twenty-four hours a day, whether he is in the presence of his master or in public
a non-metallic ring that surrounds the tiny balls in the bearing and effectively prevents the balls from touching one another or winding up in unbalanced positions
Refers to the flange portion of Hyspan Barco Ball Joints that is used to retain the ball and seals.
The slotted portion of the edge that holds the translucent face within a sign cabinet. The projecting rim around the sign face that holds it in place.
A framing member mounted around the perimeter of a sign face, and attached to the sign cabinet structure. It is designed to attach the face to the cabinet and/or intended to provide a decorating trim piece.
Keywords:  clip, staked, driven, holds, component
a clip, usually sheet-metal or plastic, that holds and separates the bearing balls in a ball bearing
Any device which holds a component in place.
n. a component which is clipped, staked, or driven in place to maintain the working relationship of other components
One whose occupation was to serve the ruling class, such as a scribe or a soldier.
One who is retained or kept in service; an attendant; an adherent; a hanger-on.
a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
Prepayment received for services not yet performed or billed.
The act of withholding what one has in his hands by virtue of some right.
The act of keeping dependents, or the state of being in dependence.
A down payment on signing a contract to keep the writer available if the job won't begin immediately because of delay or other scheduling issues.
A non-player character adventurer in the employ of a PC. (D&D 1)
Keywords:  kid, plastic, needs, custom, metal
a piece of plastic and metal that is custom-made for each individual kid who needs one
a payment made to a landlord by a prospective tenant who wishes to move into the accommodation at a later date
Keywords:  faith, deposit, lot, good, down
a good faith deposit
a lot like a down-payment or a deposit
Keywords:  stud, panel, falling, hole, secure
The retainer is a part which is used to secure (retain) the stud in the panel to keep the stud from falling out of the hole.
Keywords:  cage, see
Keywords:  future, pre, bills, payment, customer
a down payment that is applied to future bills
a pre-payment from a customer for future services
Keywords:  retirement, benefits
Retirement Benefits
Keywords:  one
One who, or that which, retains.