Bridgehead
Bridgehead Bridge"head`, n. A fortification commanding the extremity of a bridge nearest the enemy, to insure the preservation and usefulness of the bridge, and prevent the enemy from crossing; a t[^e]te-de-pont. [1913 Webster]

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  • bridgehead — ► NOUN ▪ a strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory …   English terms dictionary

  • bridgehead — [brij′hed΄] n. 1. a fortified place or position established by an attacking force on the enemy s side of a bridge, river, defile, etc. 2. BEACHHEAD (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Bridgehead — A bridgehead (also Bridge head ; French tête de pont ) is a military fortification that protects the end of a bridge that is closest to the enemy. The term has been generalized in news coverage and the vernacular to also mean any kind of defended …   Wikipedia

  • bridgehead — n. 1) to establish a bridgehead 2) to develop, enlarge a bridgehead * * * [ brɪdʒhed] enlarge a bridgehead to develop to establish a bridgehead …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bridgehead — [[t]brɪ̱ʤhed[/t]] bridgeheads N COUNT A bridgehead is a good position which an army has taken in the enemy s territory and from which it can advance or attack. A bridgehead was established …   English dictionary

  • bridgehead — UK [ˈbrɪdʒˌhed] / US noun [countable] Word forms bridgehead : singular bridgehead plural bridgeheads a) a strong position held by an army on enemy land from which they can attack b) a strong position from which progress can be made, for example… …   English dictionary

  • bridgehead — placdarmas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Priešo okupuotoje ar numatomoje užpulti teritorijoje esanti vietovė, kuri turi būti išlaikyta ar bent kontroliuojama, kad būtų galima nuolat išsikelti, išlaipinti ar perkelti karius ir atsargas ir… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • bridgehead — An area of ground held or to be gained on the enemy …   Military dictionary

  • bridgehead — noun Date: 1812 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bridgehead — /brij hed /, n. 1. a position held or to be gained on the enemy side of a river, defile, or other obstacle, to cover the crossing of friendly troops. 2. any position gained that can be used as a foothold for further advancement; beachhead. 3. a… …   Universalium

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