- a low hill at the base of a mountain or mountain range.
Origin of foothill
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Examples from the Web for foothills
Well, we had moved from Florida to the foothills of the Blue Ridge here (in North Carolina).The Final Roar: Paul Reid on Finishing William Manchester’s Life of Churchill
November 16, 2012
Her skeletal remains were found 12 days later in the foothills near Los Angeles.A Serial Killer's Final Victims?
January 26, 2011
She grew up in Carrollton, a small town in at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in west Georgia.The Lesbian Hugh Hefner
December 18, 2010
It seemed that a half-hour's easy walk should take them to the foothills.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Remind me of the people who live about the foothills of the Balkans.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
The Western Ghauts with their foothills make it a beautiful place.Lotus Buds
Dimly on the horizon could be seen the first of the foothills.
In the northern part of Arkansas we come to the foothills of the Ozarks.The Negro Farmer
- (often plural) a lower slope of a mountain or a relatively low hill at the foot of a mountain
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Word Origin and History for foothills
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