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beachhead

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noun beach·head \ˈbēch-ˌhed\

Simple Definition of beachhead

  • : a beach on an enemy's shore that an invading army takes and controls in order to prepare for the arrival of more soldiers and supplies

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of beachhead

  1. 1 :  an area on a hostile shore occupied to secure further landing of troops and supplies

  2. 2 :  foothold

1940

First Known Use of beachhead

1940


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