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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bridgehead  \Bridge"head`\,  n. 
  A  fortification  commanding  the  extremity  of  a  bridge  nearest 
  the  enemy,  to  insure  the  preservation  and  usefulness  of  the 
  bridge,  and  prevent  the  enemy  from  crossing;  a 
  t[^e]te-de-pont. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bridgehead 
  n  1:  an  area  in  hostile  territory  that  has  been  occupied  and  is 
  held  for  further  troops  and  supplies  [syn:  {beachhead}, 
  {foothold}] 
  2:  a  defensive  post  at  the  end  of  a  bridge  nearest  to  the  enemy 




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