headland


headland

noun

Definition of HEADLAND

1
an area of high ground jutting out into a body of water beyond the line of the coast <the lighthouse, situated on a narrow, rocky headland, commands an expansive view of the coast>
Synonyms ness, point, promontory
2
an area of land that juts out into a body of water <navigation is notoriously difficult at the southernmost tip of South America, where ships must round the headland of Cape Horn>
Related Words breakwater, jetty

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