- bridgehead ► NOUN ▪ a strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory.
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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 — [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