hillock

noun
hill·​ock | \ ˈhi-lək How to pronounce hillock (audio) \

Definition of hillock

: a small hill

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Other Words from hillock

hillocky \ ˈhi-​lə-​kē How to pronounce hillock (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hillock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the next hours, dozens of people would descend a bare hillock, pass a puddle where the Colorado River trickles and, without fanfare, pass through a gap in the rust-beam barrier that soars between the United States and Mexico. Miriam Jordan, Star Tribune, 16 May 2021 In the next hours, dozens of people would descend a bare hillock, pass a puddle where the Colorado River trickles and, without fanfare, pass through a gap in the rust-beam barrier that soars between the United States and Mexico. Miriam Jordan, New York Times, 16 May 2021 Additional enchantments to be seen, left: The Italian console holds a 17th-century model of a basilica, a crystal candelabra, and a hillock of rock crystal. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 9 Apr. 2021 Stretched out on an exercise mat along a row of pink Mexican lilacs at the top of Parvati, a hillock popular with early-morning joggers, Mr. Patil has questions. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2021 The hillock also serves to beckon people from the distance, a head-scratching apparition that pulls you west. John King, SFChronicle.com, 18 Nov. 2020 Within the remnants of the warehouse at the west end there’s another unexpected sight — a 9-foot-tall hillock cloaked in lush green grass. John King, SFChronicle.com, 18 Nov. 2020 In his 2005 book The Cosmic Landscape, Susskind contends that our universe is just a hillock in an infinite landscape of universes. John Horgan, Scientific American, 5 Nov. 2020 Marcus took the gun, aimed it with one hand at a hillock toward the far end of the field, and pulled the trigger. James Pogue, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of hillock

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hillock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hillock. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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More Definitions for hillock

hillock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hillock

: a small hill

hillock

noun
hill·​ock | \ ˈhi-lək How to pronounce hillock (audio) \

Kids Definition of hillock

: a small hill

hillock

noun
hill·​ock | \ ˈhil-ək How to pronounce hillock (audio) \

Medical Definition of hillock

: any small anatomical prominence or elevation — see axon hillock

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