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beachhead

noun [C] uk   /ˈbiːtʃ.hed/ us  
an area of land near the sea or a river that an attacking army has taken control of and from where it can move forward into enemy country: The troops quickly established a beachhead and were preparing to advance.
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in Chinese (Traditional) (軍隊的)灘頭陣地,灘頭堡, 立足地,據點…
in Chinese (Simplified) (军队的)滩头阵地,滩头堡…
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