Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hold or grip.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Near the wind, so as to hold or keep to it: as, to lay a ship a-hold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb obsolete Near the wind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb obsolete, nautical To bring a ship to lie as near to the windward as it can to get out to sea.
  • noun A hold, grip, grasp.

Etymologies

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a- +‎ hold

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