bridgehead: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (brij'hed"), [key]
- a position held or to be gained on the enemy side of a river, defile, or other obstacle, to cover the crossing of friendly troops.
- any position gained that can be used as a foothold for further advancement; beachhead.
- a defensive work covering or protecting the end of a bridge toward the enemy.
- bridgehead (Thesaurus)