Examples of promontory in a Sentence
stood on the windswept promontory overlooking the bay
Cape May is Delaware Bay's largest promontory.
Recent Examples of promontory from the Web
Some were lounging on picnic blankets or propped up in beach chairs; more sat in cars on the promontory in Rancho Palos Verdes, honking their horns and flashing their headlights.
The only thing that worked about Skyline Stage was its white, tentlike roof, which has been retained for The Yard, even though the canvas now will sit atop an indoor theater, not rows of seats exposed on a promontory.
Diamond Ridge sits atop a promontory along the north edge of Castle Rock, close to Founder’s Parkway.
The Hypogeum’s oldest and uppermost level consists of a passageway, access to a cistern below, a courtyard-like space dug into the promontory and five low-roofed burial chambers carved out of pre-existing caves.
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PROMONTORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of promontory for English Language Learners
: a high area of land or rock that sticks out into the sea
PROMONTORY Defined for Kids
Definition of promontory for Students
: a high point of land sticking out into the sea
Medical Definition of promontory
: a bodily prominence: asa: the angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the vertebrab: a prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear
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