handhold

[ hand-hohld ]
/ ˈhændˌhoʊld /

noun

a grip with the hand or hands.
something to grip or take hold of, as a support or handle.

Origin of handhold

First recorded in 1635–45; hand + hold1
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British Dictionary definitions for handhold

handhold

/ (ˈhændˌhəʊld) /

noun

an object, crevice, etc, that can be used as a grip or support, as in climbing
a grip or secure hold with the hand or hands

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