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bridgehead

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noun bridge·head \-ˌhed\

Simple Definition of bridgehead

  • : an area near the end of a bridge that is controlled by an army; also : any area that an army takes from an enemy and from which it can move forward to make an attack

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bridgehead

  1. 1 a :  a fortification protecting the end of a bridge nearest an enemy b :  an area around the end of a bridge

  2. 2 :  an advanced position seized in hostile territory

Examples of bridgehead in a sentence

  1. <established a bridgehead on the beach before beginning the land invasion>



1812

First Known Use of bridgehead

1812

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