Promontory meaning

prŏm'ən-tôr'ē
A high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water; a headland.
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A projecting part.
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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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A peak of high land that juts out into a body of water; headland.
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A prominent part.
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A projecting part.
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A high ridge of land or a rock cliff jutting out into a body of water.
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A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
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(anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
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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