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headland

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noun head·land \ˈhed-lənd, -ˌland\

Simple Definition of headland

  • : a narrow area of land that sticks out into the sea

Full Definition of headland

  1. 1 :  unplowed land at the ends of furrows or near a fence

  2. 2 :  a point of usually high land jutting out into a body of water :  promontory

Examples of headland

  1. <the lighthouse, situated on a narrow, rocky headland, commands an expansive view of the coast>

  2. <navigation is notoriously difficult at the southernmost tip of South America, where ships must round the headland of Cape Horn>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of headland

before 12th century


HEADLAND Defined for Kids

headland

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noun head·land \ˈhed-lənd\

Definition of headland

  1. :  a point of high land sticking out into the sea





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