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footholds, plural;
  1. A place where a person's foot can be lodged to support them securely, esp. while climbing

  2. A secure position from which further progress may be made
    • - the company is attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market

  1. bridgehead: an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies; "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"
  2. a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
  3. beachhead: an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"
  4. The third season of the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 commenced airing on Showtime in the United States on June 25, 1999, concluded on Sky1 in the United Kingdom on March 8, 2000, and contained 22 episodes. ...
  5. A solid grip with the feet; airhead, beachhead, bridgehead, lodgement
  6. Term used by professionals to correct the more popular term for the trap "leghold." The word foothold is a better one as it more accurately reflects where the trap should catch the animal. An animal's foot is more padded and provides a better more human catching point than the leg. Foothold image
  7. sitio donde afirmar el pie; posición establecida
  8. a secure position for further progress, or a firm basis for further development; see BEACHHEAD, BRIDGEHEAD, AIRHEAD, STRONGPOINT, CHOKE POINT.
  9. The legal ground that gives a demon the right to become associated with and influence a person or identity. ...