AskDefine | Define headland

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headland n : a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) [syn: promontory, foreland]

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From head + land. Alternatively, from headfod.


  1. A bit of coastal land that juts into the sea; cape
  2. The unplowed boundary of a field



bit of coastal land that juts into the sea
  • Finnish: niemi
  • Norwegian: nes, odde, tange
  • Old English: headfod
unplowed boundary of a field
  • Finnish: piennar

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