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Definitions and Synonyms of toehold | Another word for toehold | What is toehold?

Definition 1: a wrestling hold in which the toe is held and the leg is twisted against the joints - [noun denoting act]

(toehold is a kind of ...) a hold used in the sport of wrestling

Definition 2: a small foothold used in climbing - [noun denoting artifact]

(toehold is a kind of ...) a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

Definition 3: a relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made - [noun denoting state]

Samples where toehold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • American diplomacy provided a toehold on which to proceed toward peace talks
  • his father gave him a toehold in the oil business

(toehold is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

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