from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hold or grip of an anchor, or that to which it holds.
  • n. Hence: Firm hold: security.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hold of an anchor upon the ground.
  • n. Firm hold in a figurative sense; ground of expectation or trust; security.


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