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Definition of "headland" []

  • A point of land, usually high and with a sheer drop, extending out into a body of water; a promontory. (noun)
  • The unplowed land at the end of a plowed furrow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "headland" in a sentence
  • "Places as threatened by this prose as a headland is by the bulldozer or a sea almond grove by the surveyor's string, or from blight, the mountain laurel."
  • "Wednesday (8) we weyed, and plyed neerer the headland, which is called Caninoz,192 the wind being at East and by North."
  • "Around the headland was a short rocky beach backed by black slate cliffs."
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