Headland definition

hĕdlənd, -lănd
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A cape or point of land reaching out into the water; esp., a promontory.
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The unplowed land at the end of a plowed furrow.
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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.

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A point of land, usually high and with a sheer drop, extending out into a body of water; a promontory.
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The unbroken soil at the edge of a plowed field, esp. at the ends of the furrows.
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A bit of coastal land that juts into the sea; cape.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
headland
Plural:
headlands

Origin of headland