Beachhead - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbiːtʃhed|  American pronunciation of the word beachhead
Brit.  |ˈbiːtʃhɛd|  British pronunciation of the word beachhead

noun

- a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation

the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead

- an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments(syn: foothold)

the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors

Examples

the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead

the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors

Word forms

noun
singular: beachhead
plural: beachheads
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