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

  • noun A small indentation or ledge on which the toe of a shoe can find support in climbing.
  • noun A slight or initial yet significant advantage useful for future progress.
  • noun Sports A wrestling hold in which one competitor wrenches the other's foot.

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  • noun rock climbing A foothold small enough to support just the toe.
  • noun by extension Any small advantage which allows one to make significant progress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small foothold used in climbing
  • noun a wrestling hold in which the toe is held and the leg is twisted against the joints
  • noun a relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made


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From toe +‎ hold.



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