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foothold


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foothold  \Foot"hold`\,  n. 
  A  holding  with  the  feet;  firm  standing;  that  on  which  one  may 
  tread  or  rest  securely;  footing.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foothold 
  n  1:  an  area  in  hostile  territory  that  has  been  occupied  and  is 
  held  for  further  troops  and  supplies  [syn:  {beachhead}, 
  {bridgehead}] 
  2:  a  place  providing  support  for  the  foot  in  standing  or 
  climbing  [syn:  {footing}] 




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