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Definitions and Synonyms of beachhead | Another word for beachhead | What is beachhead?

Definition 1: an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments - [noun denoting act]

Samples where beachhead or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors
  • they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market

Synonyms for beachhead in the sense of this definition

(beachhead is a kind of ...) the action of accomplishing something

Definition 2: a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation - [noun denoting location]

Samples where beachhead or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead

(beachhead is a kind of ...) 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"

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