Definition of Foothold in English :
Define Foothold in English
Foothold meaning in English
Meaning of Foothold in English
Pronunciation of Foothold in English
Foothold pronunciation in English
Pronounce Foothold in Englishsee synonyms of foothold
1. bridgehead, foothold
an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies
Example Sentences:'an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines''the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar'
3. beachhead, foothold
an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments
Example Sentences:'the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors''they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market'
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