bridgehead vs foothold what difference

what is difference between bridgehead and foothold

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹɪdʒhɛd/

Noun

bridgehead (plural bridgeheads)

  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 river or other obstacle, 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 of two or more other atoms

Related terms

  • (military): beachhead
  • (chemistry): dibridgehead

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See also

  • airhead
  • beachhead
  • railhead


English

Etymology

foot +‎ hold

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʊthoʊld/

Noun

foothold (plural footholds)

  1. (climbing) A solid grip with the feet.
  2. (by extension) A secure position from which it is difficult to be dislodged.
  3. (military) Airhead, beachhead, bridgehead, lodgement.

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