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Definition of "hillock" []

  • A small hill. (noun)
  • Biology A small protuberance or elevation, as from an organ, tissue, or structure. (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 "hillock" in a sentence
  • "From the edge of the cliff at Geesh the ground slopes to the marsh, in whose centre is a hillock, which is the altar on which the religious ceremonies of the Agows are performed."
  • "Some rotting timbers of it may still be left, for the black people who live thereabout keep away, especially at night, believing that the hillock is a resort of spirits."
  • "The temple of lord Ramalingeswara atop Yanamalakuduru hillock, which is arguably the single largest crowd puller during the festival, has been decorated specially."