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beachhead

noun [C]     /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 bridgeheadPlaces involved in military activity
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