a position held or to be gained on the enemy side of a river, defile, or other obstacle, to cover the crossing of friendly troops.
any position gained that can be used as a foothold for further advancement; beachhead.
a defensive work covering or protecting the end of a bridge toward the enemy.
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an area of ground secured or to be taken on the enemy’s side of an obstacle, esp a defended river
a fortified or defensive position at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
an advantageous position gained for future expansion
a deckhouse including a bridge or bridges for navigation. Historical Examples Historic Waterways–Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers Reuben Gold Thwaites Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone The Mummy and Miss Nitocris George Griffith Chronicles of London Bridge Richard Thompson
a floor lamp, especially one having the light source on an arm so hinged as to be horizontally adjustable.
See under bridge financing. swing loan. interim or emergency financing through a short- or medium-term loan (bridge loan)
a person who works on a bridge or on the construction of bridges. a person who manages the loading and unloading of ferries at a landing dock. Contemporary Examples Volunteers Provide a Reason to Give Thanks in Sandy-Savaged Rockaways Matthew DeLuca November 21, 2012 Historical Examples A Floating Home Cyril Ionides Percival Keene Frederick Marryat […]