beachhead

noun beach·head \ ˈbēch-ˌhed \
|Updated on: 1 Jun 2018

Definition of beachhead

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

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First Known Use of beachhead

1920

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of beachhead for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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