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English definition of “toehold”

toehold

noun [C] (IN ROCK)    /ˈtəʊ.həʊld/ US  /ˈtoʊ.hoʊld/
a small hole or surface on a rock that is just big enough for a climber to put the end of his or her foot in or on: I searched desperately for a toehold in the rock face .Mountaineering and rock climbing
(Definition of toehold noun (IN ROCK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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