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Meaning of ahold

a•hold

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