Promontory

point of land jutting out into the sea

Promontory

A promontory is a raised mass of land declined abruptly from only one side. It can overlook water (in which case it can be called a peninsula or headland) or land. Most promontories either are formed from a hard ridge of rock that has resisted the erosive forces that have removed the softer rock to the sides of it, or are the high ground that rema...
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Promontory

• (n.) A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape. • (n.) A projecting part. Especially: (a) The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the last lumbar vertebra. (b) A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear.Promontory: words in the defi...
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promontory

(prom´on-tor″e) a projecting process or eminence.
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promontory

headland noun a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
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Promontory

Prom'on·to·ry noun ; plural Promontories . [ Latin promonturium , promunturium ; pro before + mons , montis , mountain: confer French promontoire . See Mount , noun ] 1. (Physics Geology) A hig...
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Promontory

A high point of land extending into a body of water; a HEADLAND.
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Promontory

An area of seafloor or reef jutting out creating an elbow shaped reef.
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promontory

Latin promontorium = a headland, i.e., part of land jutting into the sea - used for a bony prominence.
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promontory

Origin: L. Promonturium, promunturium; pro before + mons, montis, mountain: cf. F. Promontoire. See Mount. ... 1. <physics> A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape. 'Like one that stands upon a promontory.' (Shak) ... 2. <anatomy> A projecting part. Especially: The projectin...
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promontory

Type: Term Pronunciation: prom′on-tō′rē Definitions: 1. An eminence or projection; a projection of a part. Synonyms: promontorium
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promontory

[n] - a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
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