The promontory Cliffs of Moher are one of the tallest sea cliffs in Ireland.
A high, rocky area that extends off of the coastline and into the Atlantic ocean is an example of a promontory.
- a peak of high land that juts out into a body of water; headland
- Anat. a prominent part
Origin of promontoryLate Latin promontorium from Classical Latin promunturium, probably altered (infl. by mons, mount) from prominere: see prominent
- A high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water; a headland.
- Anatomy A projecting part.
Origin of promontoryLatin prōmontorium alteration ( influenced by mōns mont- mount ) of prōmunturium probably from prōminēre to jut out ; see prominent .
Cape Point promontory
Cape Town, South Africa