handholdnoun [ C ]uk /ˈhænd.həʊld/ us /ˈhænd.hoʊld/
- He worked his way slowly down the canyon, pushing himself carefully between the narrow walls in search of handholds and supports.
(Definition of “handhold” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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