AskDefine | Define lodgement

Dictionary Definition



1 bringing a charge or accusation against someone [syn: lodgment]
2 the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily; "the lodgment of the balloon in the tree" [syn: lodgment, lodging]

Extensive Definition

A lodgement is an enclave made by increasing the size of a bridgehead, beachhead or airhead.
Although many references state that Operation Neptune refers to the naval operations in support of Operation Overlord, the most reliable references make it clear that Overlord refers to the establishment of a large-scale lodgement in Normandy, and that Neptune refers to the landing phase which created the beachhead; i.e. Neptune was the first part of Overlord. According to the D-day museum:


lodgement in Bulgarian: Плацдарм
lodgement in Ukrainian: Плацдарм
lodgement in Russian: Плацдарм
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