плацдарм

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French place d'armes, the first part is influenced by плац (plac), derived from German Platz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [plɐd͡zˈdarm]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

плацда́рм (placdármm inan (genitive плацда́рма, nominative plural плацда́рмы, genitive plural плацда́рмов)

  1. (military) bridgehead, parade ground, foothold
  2. (figuratively) springboard, stepping stone

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