handhold
noun Date: 1643 1. hold, grip 2. something to hold on to (as in mountain climbing)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • handhold — (n.) 1640s, from HAND (Cf. hand) (n.) + HOLD (Cf. hold) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • handhold — ► NOUN ▪ something for a hand to grip on …   English terms dictionary

  • handhold — [hand′hōld΄] n. 1. a secure grip or hold with the hand or hands 2. a part or thing to take hold of …   English World dictionary

  • handhold — [[t]hæ̱ndhoʊld[/t]] handholds N COUNT A handhold is a small hole or hollow in something such as rock or a wall that you can put your hand in if you are trying to climb it. I found handholds and hoisted myself along …   English dictionary

  • handhold — /hand hohld /, n. 1. a grip with the hand or hands. 2. something to grip or take hold of, as a support or handle. [1635 45; HAND + HOLD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • handhold — noun A projection that one may hold onto for support …   Wiktionary

  • handhold — hand|hold [ˈhændhəuld US hould] n a part of something that you can hold onto when climbing it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • handhold — n. something which can be grasped by the hand; gripping with one or more hands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • handhold — noun something for a hand to grip on …   English new terms dictionary

  • handhold — hand•hold [[t]ˈhændˌhoʊld[/t]] n. 1) a grip with the hand or hands 2) something to grip or take hold of, as a support or handle • Etymology: 1635–45 …   From formal English to slang

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