Examples of promontory in a sentence
stood on the windswept promontory overlooking the bay
Cape May is Delaware Bay's largest promontory.
Origin and Etymology of promontory
Latin promunturium, promonturium; probably akin to prominēre to jut forth — more at prominent
First Known Use: 1548
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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