bridgehead

bridgehead
noun a strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory from which to advance or attack.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Coffee — Infobox Company name = Bridgehead type = coffeehouse genre = foundation = 1981 founder = location city = Ottawa, Ontario location country = Canada location = locations = area served = Ottawa key people = industry = products = coffee, tea services …   Wikipedia

  • Bridgehead (Alabama) — 30° 40′ 05″ N 87° 54′ 40″ W / 30.6679684, 87.9111055 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bridgehead line — The limit of the objective area in the development of the bridgehead. See also objective area …   Military dictionary

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