foothill

[ foot-hil ]

noun
  1. a low hill at the base of a mountain or mountain range.

Origin of foothill

1
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; foot + hill

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How to use foothill in a sentence

  • Passing the flanking line of mesas, Bill pushed his way up a watercourse between two foothills.

    Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
  • When he reached the mesas beyond the foothills, the half-breed turned away from the stream and struck off toward the left.

    Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
  • As they approached the foothills, and the travel increased in difficulty, McFann told Helen to ride close behind him.

    Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
  • However, it had been taken, but there was great confusion and hours of delay in deploying for the attack of the foothills.

British Dictionary definitions for foothill

foothill

/ (ˈfʊtˌhɪl) /


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

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