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headland

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1 an area of high ground jutting out into a body of water beyond the line of the coast
  • the lighthouse, situated on a narrow, rocky headland, commands an expansive view of the coast

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2 an area of land that juts out into a body of water
  • navigation is notoriously difficult at the southernmost tip of South America, where ships must round the headland of Cape Horn

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The first known use of headland was before the 12th century

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“Headland.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/headland. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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