beachhead beachhead  /ˈbitʃ ˌhɛd/


  1. (n) a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation
  2. (n) an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments


  1. From the beginning there was no doubt that the Allies' beachhead thrust at Nettuno was full of hazard.
  2. Then they moved to the Anzio beachhead.
  3. In the 1980s the city's location made it the beachhead for nearly 300,000 refugees and immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean.


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  1. "Apple has a beachhead in business. Where it once had just 1-to-2% market share in corporate, now they're up to 8-to-10%," DiDio added.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Laura DiDio Source: Computerworld

  2. "The United States is not in Afghanistan to make it our 51st state -- but to make sure it does not become an Al-Qaeda narco-state and terrorist beachhead capable of destabilizing neighboring Pakistan," Kerry wrote in The Washington Post.
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: John Kerry Source: AFP

  3. Schmidt described Google's corporate search engine as "a strategic beachhead for solving interesting problems" in corporate America.
    on Apr 18, 2006 By: Eric Schmidt Source: USA Today

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