Synonyms and related words:
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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  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bridgehead — A bridgehead (also Bridge head ; French tête de pont ) is a military fortification that protects the end of a bridge that is closest to the enemy. The term has been generalized in news coverage and the vernacular to also mean any kind of defended …   Wikipedia

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  • bridgehead — UK [ˈbrɪdʒˌhed] / US noun [countable] Word forms bridgehead : singular bridgehead plural bridgeheads a) a strong position held by an army on enemy land from which they can attack b) a strong position from which progress can be made, for example… …   English dictionary

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  • Bridgehead Coffee — Infobox Company name = Bridgehead type = coffeehouse genre = foundation = 1981 founder = location city = Ottawa, Ontario location country = Canada location = locations = area served = Ottawa key people = industry = products = coffee, tea services …   Wikipedia

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