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Etymology

bridge + -head; A calque translation of tête de pont.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbɹɪdʒhɛd/, SAMPA: /"brIdZhEd/

Noun

Singular
bridgehead

Plural
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  1. An area around the end of a bridge.
  2. (military) A fortification around the end of a bridge.
  3. (military) an area of ground on the enemy's side of a bridge, especially one that needs to be taken and defended in order to secure an advance.
  4. (chemistry) either of the two atoms in different parts of a molecule that are connected by a bridge.

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