beachhead Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "beachhead" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

beachheadnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbiːtʃ.hed/
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.
Compare
Translations of “beachhead”
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…
(Definition of beachhead from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of beachhead?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “beachhead” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More