Definitions for: Foothold

[n] a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
[n] an area in hostile territory that has been occupied and is held for further troops and supplies

Webster (1913) Definition: Foot"hold`, n.
A holding with the feet; firm standing; that on which one may
tread or rest securely; footing. --L'Estrange.

Synonyms: beachhead, bridgehead, footing

See Also: combat zone, support, toehold

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