Bridgehead

Definition of Bridgehead

Bridge´head`
n.1.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 tête-de-pont.

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acropolis, advance guard, airhead, avant-garde, bastion, battle line, beachhead, blockhouse, bunker, castle, citadel, donjon, farthest outpost, fasthold, fastness, first line, forefront, fort, fortress, front, front line, front rank, front-runner, garrison, garrison house, hold, keep, line, martello, martello tower, mote, motte, outguard, outpost, peel, peel tower, pillbox, pioneer, point, post, precursor, railhead, rath, safehold, scout, spearhead, strong point, stronghold, tower, tower of strength, van, vanguard, ward
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