bridgehead

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noun bridge·head \-ˌhed\

Definition of bridgehead

  1. 1a :  a fortification protecting the end of a bridge nearest an enemyb :  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

1801

First Known Use of bridgehead

1801


BRIDGEHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

bridgehead

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noun bridge·head \-ˌhed\

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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