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Definition of "foothill" []

  • A hill near the base of a mountain or mountain range. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foothill" in a sentence
  • "The lower third of the mountains, that is, the foothill section, is only tree-dotted."
  • "Brenda became a devoted fan of hikes in Sabino Canyon, meals at Café Poca Cosa, and massages, pedicures and yoga up at the foothill resorts."
  • "Brenda became a devoted fan of hikes in Sabino Canyon, meals at Café Poca Cosa, and massages, pedicures and yoga up at the foothill resorts."
  • "But in the foothill community of La Canada Flintridge, where more than 40 homes were destroyed by a mudslide last year, resident Lien Yang said the streets were clear of mud and debris."