Definition of Bridgehead

1. Noun. An area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies. "The only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"

Exact synonyms: Foothold
Generic synonyms: Combat Area, Combat Zone
Specialized synonyms: Airhead, Beachhead



2. Noun. A defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy.
Generic synonyms: Post, Station

Definition of Bridgehead

1. 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 tête-de-pont.

Definition of Bridgehead

1. Noun. An area around the end of a bridge. ¹

2. Noun. (military) A fortification around the end of a bridge. ¹

3. Noun. (military) An area of ground on the enemy's side of a bridge, especially one that needs to be taken and defended in order to secure an advance. ¹

4. Noun. (chemistry) Either of the two atoms in different parts of a molecule that are connected by a bridge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bridgehead

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bridgehead

1. 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 tete-de-pont. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bridgehead

bridge roll
bridge spider
bridge too far
bridge whist
bridgeable
bridgeboard
bridgeboards
bridgebuilder
bridgebuilders
bridgebuilding
bridged
bridged-T
bridged carbocation
bridged carbocations
bridged compounds
bridgehead (current term)
bridgeheads
bridgekeeper
bridgekeepers
bridgeless
bridgelike
bridgeness
bridgepot
bridger
bridgers
bridges
bridgetender
bridgetree
bridgetrees
bridgework

Literary usage of Bridgehead

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1. Land Mines in Angola by Africa Watch Committee (1993)
"This now presents not only a danger to civilians, but a serious obstacle to economic and social rehabilitation. bridgehead mining has taken two forms. ..."

2. Official History of 82nd Division American Expeditionary Forces: "All by Army, United States Army. Division, 82nd, 82nd Airborne Division, United States (1919)
"Get a bridgehead across." After message received from Chief of Staff, 1st Corps, General Duncan called General Cronin again adding: "It will be necessary to ..."

3. King's Complete History of the World War ...: 1914-1918. Europe's War with by William C. King (1922)
"... destroyed the Roman Camp, and seized the bridgehead of St. Mihiel on the west bank of the Meuse. They had hoped to push due west to Revigny and complete ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"That there was little or no bridgehead deuterium incorporation was confirmed by mass spectral analysis. By lowering the ioniza- tion voltage to 7.78 eV, ..."

5. The Flying Spy by Camillo de Carlo (1919)
"Italians from their bridgehead at Capo Sile. The 21st Regiment will soon be relieved by a regiment of Hungarians." (From the observation post at Taglio of ..."

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