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 hillocky (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hillock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Good Guys with Guns," 30 Mar. 2020 More on Mission Rock East of the restaurant would be another hillock, this one grassy, spilling down into a rounded lawn of nearly an acre that would hug the curve of the shoreline. John King, SFChronicle.com, "SF Giants unveil plan for a 5-acre ‘constructed eco-system’ along bay," 30 Sep. 2019 The design being released this week features several landscaped hillocks — and not just to enhance outward views or deflect incoming winds. John King, SFChronicle.com, "SF Giants unveil plan for a 5-acre ‘constructed eco-system’ along bay," 30 Sep. 2019 See rock art in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory Australia’s stronghold of ancient wisdom is a vast swath of land, around the size of Indiana, where jagged hillocks of stone soar like the towers of a city’s skyline. Brandon Presser, Condé Nast Traveler, "Aboriginal Australian Sites You Can See Up Close," 25 Oct. 2019 Lawns, hillocks and a central plaza fill the space within the walkway that loops around the park. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Park-topped Transbay transit center pays architectural dividends, past troubles aside," 26 Aug. 2019 The grassy hillocks are rubble from the powerful Magadha empire, whose kings funded the world’s first Buddhist monasteries, more than two millennia ago. Paul Salopek, The New Yorker, "Walking the Path of the Buddha in a Neglected Corner of India," 9 Aug. 2019 Things picked up as the morning went on, and by mid-afternoon there were strollers taking in the scene, as well as couples and families enjoying the lush grass on green hillocks. John King, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s Transbay transit center rooftop park reopens to public — quietly," 1 July 2019 The inner walls are wide and finely terraced, and theouter ramparts display a generally radial structure of hillocks. Miguel Claro, Space.com, "See the Moon in All Its Cratered, Groovy Glory (Photo)," 25 July 2018

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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 15 Aug. 2020.

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hillock

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How to pronounce hillock (audio)

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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