Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





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

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"

More words

Another word for bridged-t

Another word for bridgeable

Another word for bridge whist

Another word for bridge player

Another word for bridge partner

Another word for bridgeport

Another word for bridges

Another word for bridget

Another word for bridgetown

Another word for bridgework


Other word for bridgework

bridgework meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce bridgework