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handhold

[hand-hohld] /ˈhændˌhoʊld/
noun
1.
a grip with the hand or hands.
2.
something to grip or take hold of, as a support or handle.
Origin of handhold
1635-1645
1635-45; hand + hold1
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British Dictionary definitions for handhold

handhold

/ˈhændˌhəʊld/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for handhold
n.

1640s, from hand (n.) + hold (n.1).

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