handhold

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noun hand·hold \ˈhand-ˌhōld\

Definition of handhold

  1. 1 :  hold, grip

  2. 2 :  something to hold on to (as in mountain climbing)

Examples of handhold in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of handhold

1643


HANDHOLD Defined for English Language Learners

handhold

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Definition of handhold for English Language Learners

  • : 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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