Promontory Definition

prŏmən-tôrē
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noun
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A peak of high land that juts out into a body of water; headland.
Webster's New World
A prominent part.
Webster's New World
The definition of a promontory is a high elevation or point of land that extends out into the water.
A high, rocky area that extends off of the coastline and into the Atlantic ocean is an example of a promontory.
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Noun

Singular:
promontory
Plural:
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Origin of Promontory

  • Latin prōmontorium alteration (influenced by mōns mont- mount) of prōmunturium probably from prōminēre to jut out prominent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin promontorium, which is said to be derived from either mons (“mountain") or munctor (“nose").

    From Wiktionary

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