bridgehead

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noun bridge·head \ -ˌhed \

Definition of bridgehead

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

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First Known Use of bridgehead

1801


BRIDGEHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

bridgehead

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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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