One who is employed in the hold of a vessel.
- One that holds, as:
- One that possesses something; an owner: the holder of extensive farmland; the holder of oil fields.
- One, especially a tenant, that occupies or controls something: The current holder of the apartment.
- Law One that legally possesses and is entitled to the payment of a check, bill, or promissory note.
- A device for holding: a towel holder.