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Beachhead   Listen
noun
beachhead  n.  An area in hostile territory that has been occupied and is held to allow aditional troops and supplies to enter.
Synonyms: bridgehead, foothold.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Beachhead" Quotes from Famous Books



... there are no streams or rivers and groundwater is not potable, most water needs must be met by catchment systems with storage facilities (the Japanese Government has built one desalination plant and plans to build one other); beachhead erosion because of the use of sand for building materials; excessive clearance of forest undergrowth for use as fuel; damage to coral reefs from the spread of the Crown of Thorns starfish; Tuvalu is very concerned about global increases in greenhouse gas emissions and their effect on rising ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.



Words linked to "Beachhead" :   bridgehead, accomplishment, achievement



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