Bridgehead vs Ridgehead - What's the difference?

bridgehead | ridgehead |


As nouns the difference between bridgehead and ridgehead

is that bridgehead is an area around the end of a bridge while ridgehead is any of the family of small, deep-sea stephanoberyciform fish.

bridgehead

Noun

(en noun)
  • An area around the end of a bridge.
  • (military) A fortification around the end of a bridge.
  • (military) An area of ground on the enemy's side of a river or other obstacle, especially one that needs to be taken and defended in order to secure an advance.
  • (chemistry) Either of the two atoms in different parts of a molecule that are connected by a bridge.
  • See also

    * airhead * beachhead * railhead English calques

    ridgehead

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia ridgehead)
  • Any of the family of small, deep-sea stephanoberyciform fish.
  • Synonyms

    * bigscale