Definitions for: Bridgehead


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



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: beachhead, foothold

See Also: combat zone, post, station

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