what is difference between bridgehead and foothold
bridge + -head; A calque translation of the French tête de pont.
- IPA(key): /ˈbɹɪdʒhɛd/
bridgehead (plural bridgeheads)
- An area around the end of a bridge.
- (military) A fortification around the end of a bridge.
- (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.
- (chemistry) Either of the two atoms in different parts of a molecule that are connected by a bridge of two or more other atoms
- (military): beachhead
- (chemistry): dibridgehead
foot + hold
- IPA(key): /ˈfʊthoʊld/
foothold (plural footholds)
- (climbing) A solid grip with the feet.
- (by extension) A secure position from which it is difficult to be dislodged.
- (military) Airhead, beachhead, bridgehead, lodgement.
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