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Meaning of FOOTHOLD

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

FOOTHOLD is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: beachhead, bridgehead, footing
 See Also: combat zone, support, toehold



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

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: advantage, bear hug, bite, clamp, clasp, clench, clinch, cling, clinging, clutch, death grip, embrace, firm hold, footing, footplate, footrail, footrest, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, hold, hug, iron grip, locus standi, nip, perch, purchase, seizure, stance, stand, standing, standing place, tight grip, toehold, traction