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
Recent Examples of foothill from the Web
All of us who live here pretty much have views of the foothills.
The defense had filed requests to move the trial out of Rutherford County, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains midway between Charlotte and Asheville, due to years of negative publicity about the church's practices.
Other shops nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains churn out everything from auto parts and appliances to goods made from chemicals, metal, wood and rubber.
There's some chance of thunderstorms as well, but mostly near the Cascades and the foothills.
It’s found in the lower elevations, dry foothills and shrub habitats, but is not common.
The defense has filed motions to move the trial out of Rutherford County, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains midway between Charlotte and Asheville, due to years of negative publicity about the church’s practices.
The fund ultimately bought more than 17,000 acres and the plan was to turn 6,750 acres of foothills into a new community called Spring Valley.
In Tora Bora, bombing raids came almost every 30 minutes, pounding mountainsides and foothills and filling a valley below with clouds of dust and smoke.
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First Known Use of foothill
FOOTHILL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foothill for English Language Learners
: a hill next to a higher mountain or group of mountains
FOOTHILL Defined for Kids
Definition of foothill for Students
: a hill at the bottom of higher hills
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