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Meaning of BRIDGEHEAD

Pronunciation:  'brij`hed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
  2. [n]  an area in hostile territory that has been occupied and is held for further troops and supplies
 

BRIDGEHEAD is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: beachhead, foothold
 
 See Also: combat zone, post, station

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bridge"head`\, n.
A fortification commanding the extremity of a bridge nearest
the enemy, to insure the preservation and usefulness of the
bridge, and prevent the enemy from crossing; a
t[^e]te-de-pont.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acropolis, advance guard, airhead, avant-garde, bastion, battle line, beachhead, blockhouse, bunker, castle, citadel, donjon, farthest outpost, fasthold, fastness, first line, forefront, fort, fortress, front, front line, front rank, front-runner, garrison, garrison house, hold, keep, line, martello, martello tower, mote, motte, outguard, outpost, peel, peel tower, pillbox, pioneer, point, post, precursor, railhead, rath, safehold, scout, spearhead, strong point, stronghold, tower, tower of strength, van, vanguard, ward
 

 

 

 

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