Definitions for foothold

Definitions for (noun) foothold

Main entry: beachhead, foothold

Definition: an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments

Usage: the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors; they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market

Main entry: foothold, footing

Definition: a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

Main entry: bridgehead, foothold

Definition: an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies

Usage: an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines; the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar

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