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Definition 1: an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies - [noun denoting location]

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

  • an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines
  • the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar

Synonyms for bridgehead in the sense of this definition

(bridgehead is a kind of ...) a military area where combat forces operate

(... is a kind of bridgehead ) a bridgehead seized by airborne troops

(... is a kind of bridgehead ) a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation

"the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead"

Definition 2: a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy - [noun denoting location]

(bridgehead is a kind of ...) the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand

"a soldier manned the entrance post" "a sentry station"

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