Definition of bridgehead in English:


Line breaks: bridge|head
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪdʒhɛd


A strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory from which to advance or attack: figurative in the 1970s, academic literary theory established bridgeheads in Britain
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  • Soviet authorities have argued they might have taken Berlin immediately after they established bridgeheads across the Oder.
  • The Third US Army seized a bridgehead at Oppenheim.
  • American troops in the bridgehead became panic stricken.

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