Definition of foothold:
chink, grade, blowhole, terms, perch, basis, cleft, caste, level, crack, toehold, rank, crevice, cranny, purchase, footing, crater, hold, tier, position, ground, channel, beachhead, niche, echelon, status, aperture, bridgehead, stratum, ranking, cavity, space, abyss.
- "Are we Ruined by the Germans?", Harold Cox.
- "The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
But moment by moment, through his voice and his grip on my arm, those sudden waves now of sickening fear, now of keen suspense, now of angry groping around for a foothold, seemed pouring from him right into me, became part of me- while the other part of me stood off and listened.- "The Harbor", Ernest Poole.