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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; Seashore area taken and held by the attacking force in an amphibious operation.

Usage examples (36)
  • On the 26th and 27th, Commonwealth troops had secured a beachhead and made a general move forward.
  • The Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead
  • Singapore's army has established a kind of beachhead there.
  • When Suslov left the scene, the way was clearly opened for a renewed military presence, a "beachhead," to use a combat term. for more
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