Holdover meaning

hōldōvər
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One that is held over from an earlier time.

A political adviser who was a holdover from the Reagan era; a family tradition that is a holdover from my grandparents' childhood.

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A person or thing staying on from a previous period; specif., an officeholder who continues in office or an entertainer whose engagement is extended.
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The act of staying beyond the end of a lease.
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Something left behind, saved or remaining from an earlier time.

That policy is a holdover from days of punch card data entry.

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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.

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