bridgehead meaning

Pronunciation:   "bridgehead" in a sentence
Noun: bridgehead  'brij`hed
  1. An area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies
    "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"
    - foothold 
  2. A defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy

Derived forms: bridgeheads

Type of: combat area, combat zone, post, station

Encyclopedia: Bridgehead

An area of ground held or to be gained on the enemy’s side of an obstacle.
See also airhead; beachhead.


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  1. bridged bicyclooctanes gave no significant bridgehead substitution.
  2. by dusk the americans had a strong bridgehead on the east bank of the rhine.
  3. adamantane and bicyclo (222) octane are predominantly chlorinated at the bridgeheads by this procedure.
  4. my conclusion is that the first goal must be to establish a bridgehead through which men and supplies can be funneled at speed.
  5. greater prd : bridgehead to the china market

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