fingerhold

noun

fin·​ger·​hold ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌhōld How to pronounce fingerhold (audio)
1
: a hold or place of support for the fingers
2
: a tenuous hold or support

Examples of fingerhold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The destruction had a bleak sameness to it, the warplanes and artillery having obliterated all but a few fingerholds of humanity. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 20 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fingerhold was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Fingerhold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fingerhold. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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