hillock

noun hill·ock \ ˈhi-lək \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of hillock

:a small hill

hillocky

play \ˈhi-lə-kē\ adjective

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First Known Use of hillock

14th century


HILLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

hillock

noun

Definition of hillock for English Language Learners

  • : a small hill


HILLOCK Defined for Kids

hillock

noun hill·ock \ ˈhi-lək \

Definition of hillock for Students

:a small hill

Medical Dictionary

hillock

noun hill·ock \ ˈhil-ək \

medical Definition of hillock

:any small anatomical prominence or elevation — see axon hillock

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