fin·​ger·​hold | \ ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌhōld How to pronounce fingerhold (audio) \

Definition of fingerhold

1 : a hold or place of support for the fingers
2 : a tenuous hold or support

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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, "What ‘Victory’ Looks Like: A Journey Through Shattered Syria," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fingerhold

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fingerhold was in 1826

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