- The definition of a headland is the area of land that is high, steep and extends over a body of water, or the areas of unplowed land at the end of a plowed area.
- An example of a headland is a cliff over a sea.
- An example of a headland is the land surrounding a farm.
Marin headlands at sunset.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- the unbroken soil at the edge of a plowed field, esp. at the ends of the furrows
- a cape or point of land reaching out into the water; esp., a promontory
Origin: Middle English hedelonde from Old English heafod lond
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- A point of land, usually high and with a sheer drop, extending out into a body of water; a promontory.
- The unplowed land at the end of a plowed furrow.