handhold


hand·hold

noun \ˈhand-ˌhōld\

: a place or part on a surface that you can hold on to with your hand while climbing a cliff, mountain, etc.

Full Definition of HANDHOLD

1
:  hold, grip
2
:  something to hold on to (as in mountain climbing)

Examples of HANDHOLD

  1. <she tried to maintain her tight handhold on the umbrella as the wind picked up>

First Known Use of HANDHOLD

1643

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