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Meaning & Definition of Foothold in English

English

Foothold

/fʊthoʊld/

noun

1. An area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies

  • "An attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"
  • "The only foothold left for british troops in europe was gibraltar"
    synonym:
  • bridgehead
  • ,
  • foothold

2. A place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

    synonym:
  • foothold
  • ,
  • footing

3. An initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments

  • "The town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"
  • "They are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the russian market"
    synonym:
  • beachhead
  • ,
  • foothold