beachhead

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beach + head

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beachhead (plural beachheads)

  1. (military) An area of hostile territory (especially on a beach) that, when captured, serves for the continuous landing (or movement into position) of further troops and material
  2. (by extension) an initial success that ensures the possibility of further advances in a project; a foothold

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