foothill

noun foot·hill \ ˈfu̇t-ˌhil \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of foothill

1 : a hill at the foot of higher hills
2 foothills plural : a hilly region at the base of a mountain range

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First Known Use of foothill

1788

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FOOTHILL Defined for English Language Learners

foothill

Definition of foothill for English Language Learners

  • : a hill next to a higher mountain or group of mountains


FOOTHILL Defined for Kids

foothill

noun foot·hill \ ˈfu̇t-ˌhil \

Definition of foothill for Students

: a hill at the bottom of higher hills


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