headland

noun
head·​land | \ ˈhed-lənd How to pronounce headland (audio) , -ˌland\

Definition of headland

1 : unplowed land at the ends of furrows or near a fence
2 : a point of usually high land jutting out into a body of water : promontory

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Synonyms for headland

Synonyms

ness, point, promontory

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Examples of headland in a Sentence

the lighthouse, situated on a narrow, rocky headland, commands an expansive view of the coast navigation is notoriously difficult at the southernmost tip of South America, where ships must round the headland of Cape Horn

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Hale will share his experience and his perspective of the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, which is located on the small Hornos Island. La Cañada Valley Sun, "La Cañada area events," 3 Sep. 2019 In the shadow of Santa Cruz Island’s picturesque headlands and rocky fingers, a grim and increasingly frantic search for victims of the Conception boat fire was unfolding. Los Angeles Times, "A journey to the scene of Conception fire shows increasingly grim search for boat survivors," 2 Sep. 2019 Brave the tour buses to reach the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, a concrete and stone edifice carved into a grassy headland. Serena Renner, National Geographic, "Road trip through the Irish countryside’s wild beauty," 12 Mar. 2019 Hale will share his experience and his perspective of the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, which is located on the small Hornos Island. La Cañada Valley Sun, "La Cañada area events," 20 Aug. 2019 After Mendocino was declared a National Historic District, the headlands became Mendocino Headlands State Park. Sharon Boorstin, latimes.com, "Staying in a water tower in Mendocino is a natural high," 30 June 2019 Think the charm of a New England fishing village and the beauty of the Mendocino headlands. Catharine Hamm, latimes.com, "Escapes: See fireworks on the Fourth in Southern California and find savings in Yosemite," 4 July 2019 Winds will be strong along the beaches and headland for Tuesday and into Wednesday. OregonLive.com, "Portland metro Tuesday weather: Steady rain arriving by mid-morning; windy along the coast," 23 Jan. 2018 Accommodations:Sun Square Cape Town Day 2: Cape Town This morning, set out on a daylong tour of the Cape Peninsula, a rocky headland jutting into the Atlantic Ocean. National Geographic, "Southern Africa Family Journey: In Search of the Big Five," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of headland

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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headland

noun

English Language Learners Definition of headland

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

headland

noun
head·​land | \ ˈhed-lənd How to pronounce headland (audio) \

Kids Definition of headland

: a point of high land sticking out into the sea

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