Definition of bridgehead in English:

bridgehead

noun

  • A strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory from which to advance or attack.

    ‘moving south-west out of the bridgehead, Rommel's troops came upon two battalions of B1 tanks’
    figurative ‘polls suggest the party could establish a strong bridgehead in the constituency’
    • ‘The force in the bridgehead disintegrated, the Germans remaining in possession of St. Germain.’
    • ‘By the end of January he had secured his bridgehead in Tunisia and had given Rommel a safe enclave to move into.’
    • ‘The Third US Army seized a bridgehead at Oppenheim.’
    • ‘American troops in the bridgehead became panic stricken.’
    • ‘Soviet authorities have argued they might have taken Berlin immediately after they established bridgeheads across the Oder.’

Pronunciation

bridgehead

/ˈbrɪdʒhɛd/