Promontory

Definition of Promontory

Prom´on`to`ry
n.1.
1.(Phys. Geog.) A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape.
Like one that stands upon a promontory.
- Shak.
2.(Anat.) A projecting part. Especially: (a) The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the last lumbar vertebra. (b) A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear.

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beak, bill, breakwater, cape, chersonese, coral reef, delta, foreland, head, headland, hook, mull, naze, ness, peninsula, point, reef, sandspit, spit, spur, tongue
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