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Definition of "promontory" [prom•on•to•ry]

  • A high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water; a headland. (noun)
  • Anatomy A projecting part. (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 "promontory" in a sentence
  • "Just over the promontory is an isthmus with a small sheltered beach semi-enclosed by two rocky arms."
  • "Though fishermen and picnickers sometimes appear in the afternoons or evenings, the lakefront on both sides of the promontory is pristine and undeveloped."
  • "Carmel -- the mountain promontory north of Israel, in Asher, abounding in rich pastures, olives, and vines."
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