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Dictionary definition for: Beachhead

1. (n) a bridgehead on the enemy''s shoreline seized by an amphibious operation; "the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead"

2. (n) an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors" "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"

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