hand-hold

handhold

[hand-hohld]
noun
1.
a grip with the hand or hands.
2.
something to grip or take hold of, as a support or handle.

Origin:
1635–45; hand + hold1

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handhold (ˈhændˌhəʊld)
 
n
1.  an object, crevice, etc, that can be used as a grip or support, as in climbing
2.  a grip or secure hold with the hand or hands

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