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beachhead

[′bēch‚hed]
(ordnance)
An area on an enemy shoreline which opposing troops have landed upon and occupied.
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There were more than 600 Australian deaths and 1600 sick and wounded on the Kokoda Track and more than 1200 dead and 2000 sick and wounded in the battle for the Beachheads. The Kokoda Track is 96 kilometres long and traverses the Owen Stanley Range of Papua New Guinea, it is regarded as some of the most difficult terrain and conditions Australian soldiers have ever fought in.
The patent war between Apple and Samsung has had many different beachheads. From the flap concerning the acquisition of sensitive data and licensing agreements to battles over the infringement of specific patents, the tech companies have fought over various matters in many different courts.
Wayne Mikkelsen, consul general and trade commissioner of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), Dubai, who was leading the delegation under the Middle East Beachheads program, a government related program for exporters, said many New Zealand companies working internationally focus on high-value niches and have earned a reputation for their flexibility, competitiveness and ability to build successful and enduring relationships.
The two teams discussed business opportunities of mutual interest and ways to expand New Zealand's International Beachheads Program, a two-year programme designed for high-growth New Zealand companies looking to improve their international connections.
He served with distinction in the South Pacific as a landing craft operator delivering assaulting troops under fire to the many beachheads that they were invading during three major battles.
In two days of fighting, the 175th captured Isigny, which served two strategic purposes: first, it enabled the entire 29th Division to advance even though the Germans had flooded the Aure River valley; and second, it facilitated the junction of the Omaha and Utah Beachheads. (4) British military historian Michael Reynolds called the capture of Isigny by the 175th "a remarkable achievement." "In less than the thirty-six hours after coming ashore on OMAHA beach," Reynolds explained, "Colonel Paul Goode's Regiment had advanced 20km and eliminated the German corridor between the OMAHA and UTAH beachheads.
In big cities the largest and most important engagements generally went to British firms such as Price, Waterhouse & Co., which had established beachheads in the United States.
We were escorting them to the beachheads -but one of the landing craft we were escorting got in trouble.
This fierce salvo should land at beachheads of more adventurous pubcasters, and it should be screened at police or political conventions of all kinds.
Over the past several years, we have warned of his role in establishing PLA beachheads at the world's strategic shipping ports.
All the heavenly host (no hostesses; sex goes the way of all flesh--alas!) gathered on the beachheads of Florida to determine my eternal destination.
He predicted that each withdrawal would diminish the fighting strength of his forces and lead ultimately to the occupation of beachheads where the troops could do no more than hang on.