a•holdPronunciation: (u-hōld'), [key]
a hold or grasp (often fol. by of
): He took ahold of my arm. Grab ahold!
2. get ahold of, Informal.
close to the wind and on a single tack: to keep a vessel ahold.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.