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Overview of noun bridgehead

The noun bridgehead has 2 senses

  • bridgehead, foothold -- (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"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar")

  • bridgehead -- (a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy)