Noun: bridgehead 'brij`hed
- 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"
- A defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
Derived forms: bridgeheads
An area of ground held or to be gained on the enemy’s side of an obstacle.
See also airhead; beachhead.
- bridgehead line: [Defence] (*) The ...
- bridged bicyclooctanes gave no significant bridgehead substitution.
- by dusk the americans had a strong bridgehead on the east bank of the rhine.
- adamantane and bicyclo (222) octane are predominantly chlorinated at the bridgeheads by this procedure.
- my conclusion is that the first goal must be to establish a bridgehead through which men and supplies can be funneled at speed.
- greater prd : bridgehead to the china market