[ uh-hohld ]

  1. Informal. a hold or grasp (often followed by of): He took ahold of my arm. Grab ahold!

  1. Nautical Archaic. close to the wind and on a single tack: to keep a vessel ahold.

Idioms about ahold

  1. get ahold of, Informal. hold1 (def. 53).

Origin of ahold

First recorded in 1600–10; a-1 + hold1 (noun)

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