foothold

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noun foot·hold \-ˌhōld\

Definition of foothold

  1. 1 :  a hold for the feet :  footing

  2. 2 :  a position usable as a base for further advance

Examples of foothold in a sentence

  1. The army gained a foothold on the island.

  2. The company has secured a foothold in the market.

Circa 1609

First Known Use of foothold

circa 1609


FOOTHOLD Defined for English Language Learners

foothold

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noun foot·hold \-ˌhōld\

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

foothold

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noun foot·hold \ˈfu̇t-ˌhōld\

Definition of foothold for Students

  1. :  a place where the foot may be put (as for climbing)



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