Definition of foothold
1 : a hold for the feet : footing
2 : a position usable as a base for further advance
Examples of foothold in a sentence
The army gained a foothold on the island.
The company has secured a foothold in the market.
First Known Use of foothold
FOOTHOLD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foothold for English Language Learners
: a place where your foot may be placed when you are climbing a cliff, a mountain, etc.
: a position that makes it possible to begin an activity or effort
FOOTHOLD Defined for Kids
Definition of foothold for Students
: a place where the foot may be put (as for climbing)
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