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beach·head

 (bēch′hĕd′)
n.
1. A position on an enemy shoreline captured by troops in advance of an invading force.
2. A first achievement that opens the way for further developments; a foothold: "It is not yet clear whether the ecologists will establish a beachhead in the economists' carefully constructed intellectual empire" (Peter Passell).
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beachhead

(ˈbiːtʃˌhɛd)
n
1. (Military) an area on a beach that has been captured from the enemy and on which troops and equipment are landed
2. (Military) the object of an amphibious operation
[C20: modelled on bridgehead]
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beach•head

(ˈbitʃˌhɛd)

n.
1. the area that is the first objective of a military force landing on an enemy shore.
2. a secure initial position that can be used for further advancement; foothold.
[1935–40]
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beachhead

A designated area on a hostile or potentially hostile shore that, when seized and held, ensures the continuous landing of troops and materiel, and provides maneuver space requisite for subsequent projected operations ashore.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beachhead - a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operationbeachhead - a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation; "the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead"
bridgehead, foothold - 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"
2.beachhead - an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
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Translations

beachhead

[ˈbiːtʃhed] Ncabeza f de playa
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beachhead

beach-head [ˈbiːtʃhɛd] ntête f de pont (sur une plage)beach umbrella nparasol m
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beachhead

[ˈbiːtʃˌhɛd] ntesta di sbarco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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And if a beachhead of co-operation may push back the jungle of suspicion.
It is impossible here to give the reasons, but I am convinced that the shingle terraces were accumulated, during the gradual elevation of the Cordillera, by the torrents delivering, at successive levels, their detritus on the beachheads of long narrow arms of the sea, first high up the valleys, then lower and lower down as the land slowly rose.
He said that the training process of reboarding enables better coordination between the ships and the landing groups when seeking to break out from the beachhead.
Achieving complete surprise, the Allies came ashore against negligible resistance but moved inland cautiously, worried about overextending their supply lines from the beachhead and expecting stiff resistance ahead.
It's filled with the kind of details that only someone witnessing the horrors of war firsthand would know: "A slug ripped into his face, just below the eyes, and came out the back of his head, ricocheting around the inside of his helmet." At its best, the book evokes what it's like to be in mud and blood under constant German gunfire, whether in thick misty woods or on open terrain like the Anzio beachhead.
Lucas chose to intensify development of a proscribed but secure beachhead and not stretch the beachhead territorially.
in the beachhead's gristle or tucked on a tunnel vent.
A month after securing a five-year contract to manage and maintain ULDs for American Airlines Cargo, Germany's Jettainer has established a beachhead in the North American market with a new division, Jettainer Americas Inc., located in Delaware.
Landing triumphantly on the beachhead that day were Filipino and American leaders, notably General Douglas MacArthur, President Sergio OsmeAaAaAeA~a, and Brigadier General Carlos P.
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JUNE 6, 1944, Jack went ashore on Sword beachhead as a leading aircraftsman with Combined Operations.