Definition of bridgehead
1a : a fortification protecting the end of a bridge nearest an enemyb : an area around the end of a bridge
2 : an advanced position seized in hostile territory
Examples of bridgehead in a Sentence
established a bridgehead on the beach before beginning the land invasion
Recent Examples of bridgehead from the Web
In addition, a green-roofed glass building would be erected near the Robert Street bridgehead to serve as an interpretive center or community gathering space.
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BRIDGEHEAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bridgehead for English Language Learners
: 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
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