Meaning of toehold
Pronunciation: (tō'hōld), [key]
- a small ledge or niche just large enough to support the toes, as in climbing.
- any slight or initial support, influence, advantage, progress, or the like: His knowledge of Latin gave him a toehold for learning French.
- a batten nailed to a sloping roof as a support for workers.
- a hold in which an opponent's foot is twisted.
- toehold (Thesaurus)