- a fortified place or position established by an attacking force on the enemy's side of a bridge, river, defile, etc.
- beachhead (sense )
See bridgehead in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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.
- The area immediately adjacent to the end of a bridge.
Origin: Translation of French tête de pont
Origin: : tête, head
Origin: + de, of
Origin: + pont, bridge
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