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What is another word for foothold?

What's another word for foothold? | Here's a list of synonyms for foothold.

Definition 1: an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments - [noun denoting act]

Definition 1: a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing - [noun denoting artifact]

Definition 1: an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies - [noun denoting location]