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foothill

[foo t-hil] /ˈfʊtˌhɪl/
noun
1.
a low hill at the base of a mountain or mountain range.
Origin of foothill
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; foot + hill
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foothill

/ˈfʊtˌhɪl/
noun
1.
(often pl) a lower slope of a mountain or a relatively low hill at the foot of a mountain
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n.

see foothill.

foothill

n.

"a hill that leads up to a mountain," 1850, American English, from foot (n.) + hill.

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