What does bridgehead mean?

bridgehead meaning in General Dictionary

A fortification commanding the extremity of a connection nearest the opponent to guarantee the conservation and effectiveness of the connection and stop the enemy from crossing a tecircte de pont

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  • an area in dangerous territory that's been captured and it is held awaiting further troops and supplies
  • a protective post at the end of a bridge closest into the enemy
  • A fortification commanding the extremity of a bridge nearest the adversary, to insure the conservation and usefulness for the bridge, preventing the adversary from crossing; a tete-de-pont.

bridgehead meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A fortification commanding the extremity of a bridge nearest the opponent, to insure the conservation and usefulness for the connection, and give a wide berth to the adversary from crossing; a tete-de-pont.


Sentence Examples with the word bridgehead

The bridgehead was well protected by these flanking bastions, and for this reason it made an excellent point of departure for an attack.

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