foothill [foo t-hil] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a low hill at the base of a mountain or mountain range.
Origin of foothill An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; foot + hill Examples from the Web for foothill Historical Examples of foothill
And behind her, like a foothill in the shadow of a mountain, was Laban.
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The lower third of the mountains, that is, the foothill section, is only tree-dotted.
Enos A. Mills
It was not many days after my arrival in the Foothill country that I began to hear of Gwen.
The foothill Indians were not a particularly intelligent lot.
Neither had he an interest in the foothill country to the west.
Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for foothill foothill noun
- (often plural) a lower slope of a mountain or a relatively low hill at the foot of a mountain
Word Origin and History for foothill n.
“a hill that leads up to a mountain,” 1850, American English, from foot (n.) + hill.