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a. A fortified position from which troops defend the end of a bridge nearest the enemy.
b. A forward position seized by advancing troops in enemy territory as a foothold for further advance.
2. The area immediately adjacent to the end of a bridge.
[Translation of French tête de pont : tête, head + de, of + pont, bridge.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Military) an area of ground secured or to be taken on the enemy's side of an obstacle, esp a defended river
2. (Fortifications) a fortified or defensive position at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
3. an advantageous position gained for future expansion
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a position secured on the enemy side of a river or other obstacle to cover the crossing of friendly troops.
2. any position gained that can be used as a foothold for further advancement.
3. a defensive work protecting the end of a bridge toward the enemy.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
An area of ground held or to be gained on the enemy's side of an obstacle. See also airhead; beachhead.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||bridgehead - an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies; "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"|
airhead - a bridgehead seized by airborne troops
beachhead - a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation; "the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead"
|2.||bridgehead - a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
bridgehead[ˈbrɪdʒˌhɛd] n (Mil) → testa di ponte
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995