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English definition of “bridgehead”

bridgehead

noun [C]     /ˈbrɪdʒ.hed/
a good position that an army has taken in enemy land , from which it can attack the enemy more effectively : The advance troops established a bridgehead early in the fighting . → Compare beachheadPlaces involved in military activity
(Definition of bridgehead noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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