Pronunciation: (u-hōld'), [key]
1. Informal.a hold or grasp (often fol. by of): He took ahold of my arm. Grab ahold!
2. get ahold of, Informal.See hold (def. 51).
Naut. Archaic.close to the wind and on a single tack: to keep a vessel ahold.
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