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beachhead in Military topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeachheadbeach‧head /ˈbiːtʃhed/ noun [countable]  PMan area of shore that has been taken from an enemy by force, and from which the army can prepare to attack a country
Examples from the Corpus
beachheadWesterners call what they have established out here a civilization, but it would be more accurate to call it a beachhead.But music, not words, was the cultural beachhead of the new invasion.Many journeys of pilgrimage are made to the invasion beachheads.In support of the build-up of beachheads, naval ships, directed by observers ashore with assault forces, fired on shore targets.In 1976 the counterculture still had a solid beachhead in Athens, Ohio.What they seem not to understand is how difficult it will be just to hang on to the beachhead they have made.