[ UK /bˈiːt‍ʃhɛd/ ]
[ US /ˈbitʃˌhɛd/ ]
  1. 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
  2. a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation
    the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead
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How To Use beachhead In A Sentence

  • Westerners call what they have established out here a civilization, but it would be more accurate to call it a beachhead.
  • If he had done so he might have established a beachhead in Manchu territory and cut off Qing supply lines. 26 Indeed, he probably could have counted on popular support in the region, since the Manchus had made enemies during their ruthless sacking of Yangzhou. How Taiwan Became Chinese
  • In 1976 the counterculture still had a solid beachhead in Athens, Ohio.
  • The unit specialized in conducting assaults against heavily defended coastal beachheads or reaching targets that were only accessible through difficult and rugged terrain.
  • American missions and RAF operations continued in support of the beachhead.
  • By mid-September 1944, First and Third Armies were experiencing critical fuel problems, not because of a lack of fuel at the ports and beachheads but because of a shortage of transportation to move the fuel.
  • Your team is given an objective like capturing important secret papers, capturing an occupied beachhead, or holding off the enemy from a strategic position.
  • Heads of state, royalty and onlookers will join thousands of veterans from the UK, America and across the Commonwealth at the Normandy beachheads where thousands of troops landed to begin the invasion of Europe.
  • Mulberry Harbour was towed from England and erected on the floor of the seabed after the beachheads had been secured. Recent Updates
  • Troops were then committed piecemeal to the Gallipoli peninsula, had suffered heavy losses in landing, and could then only cling on to narrow beachheads overlooked by strong Turkish defences.
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