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Meaning of beachhead

beach•head

Pronunciation: (bēch'hed"), [key]
— n.
  1. the area that is the first objective of a military force landing on an enemy shore.
  2. a secure initial position that has been gained and can be used for further advancement; foothold: The company has won a beachhead in the personal computer market.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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