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Definition of "hummock" []

  • A low mound or ridge of earth; a knoll. (noun)
  • A tract of forested land that rises above an adjacent marsh in the southern United States. (noun)
  • A ridge or hill of ice in an ice field. (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 "hummock" in a sentence
  • "Running straight out from behind the hummock was a furrow in the snow like the trail made by an otter."
  • "He arose, as did Mr. Hersebom, and they commenced climbing a hill of ice and snow -- a hummock is the technical name -- in order to obtain a general idea of their island."
  • "Just outside the hummock was a cabbage-palm, which, as I have said, abounds in Florida."