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foothill

[ foot-hil ]
/ ˈfʊtˌhɪl /
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noun
a low hill at the base of a mountain or mountain range.
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Origin of foothill

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; foot + hill
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British Dictionary definitions for foothill

foothill
/ (ˈfʊtˌhɪl) /

noun
(often plural) a lower slope of a mountain or a relatively low hill at the foot of a mountain
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