foothold

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Etymology[edit]

foot +‎ hold

Noun[edit]

foothold (plural footholds)

  1. (climbing) A solid grip with the feet.
  2. (by extension) A secure position from which it is difficult to be dislodged.
  3. (military) Airhead, beachhead, bridgehead, lodgement.

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