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b rijhed

  • n  an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies
    an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines
  • n  a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy

  • In a hillside bunker overlooking the Kustrin bridgehead, less than 38 miles from the stricken city, he rested both elbows on the concrete ledge and took a last look into the .
  • Advancing in the Remagen bridgehead, Lieut.
  • The bridgehead made at Magdeburg by the 2nd Armored Division on April 12 was knocked back by German armor.
Quotes

  • Ehud Olmert in Canadian Jewish News
    I saw her as someone who could have served as a bridgehead to relations with that part of the Muslim world with whom our ties are naturally limited,Olmert told the Jerusalem Post.
  • Indra Nooyi in Sify
    Nooyi said of Nair: "She has, through her work, provided all of us immense joy. She has, through her excellence, captured the popular imagination, and thus built yet another important bridgehead between the [expatriate] community and the country."
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka in CNNMoney.com
    We welcome TeleTech to South Africa as a partner in our mission to increase our economic growth to six percent and as a strategic bridgehead for the Accelerated & Shared Growth Initiative South Africa,said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, deputy...

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