Definition of BEACHHEAD


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation; "the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

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