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: hold, grip
: something to hold on to (as in mountain climbing)
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clasp, clench, grapple, grasp, grip, handgrip, hold
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1643, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: a place or part on a surface that you can hold on to with your hand while climbing a cliff, mountain, etc.
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