Definition of beachhead
1 : an area on a hostile shore occupied to secure further landing of troops and supplies
2 : foothold
Recent Examples of beachhead from the Web
Dalian Wanda, the Chinese real estate conglomerate that has spent billions of dollars to command a prominent position in the entertainment industry, is aggressively establishing a beachhead in sports, too.
In the village of Arromanches, where Brits and the Canadians came ashore on D-Day not far from the American Utah and Omaha beachheads, the Allies’ sacrifices are remembered with a crowded town festival and music, food and a triathlon.
Lawrence Lerner said Florida and Texas should certainly be seen as beachheads in the battle against intelligent design.
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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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