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  • n. A work thrown up at the end of a bridge nearest the enemy, for covering the communications across a river; a bridgehead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A work thrown up at the end of a bridge nearest the enemy, for covering the communications across a river; a bridgehead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In fortification, a work that defends the head or entrance of a bridge nearer the enemy. See bridge-head.

Etymologies

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French, head of a bridge.

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