[fin-uh-stair; Spanish fee-nees-ter-re]


Cape, a headland in NW Spain: the westernmost point of Spain. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for finisterre

Historical Examples of finisterre

  • There is one at Finisterre said to be several centuries old.

    The Romance of Plant Life

    G. F. Scott Elliot

  • They caught us off Finisterre within a couple of days of each other.

  • They were bound for France, and they hit the coastline at Finisterre.

    Famous Flyers

    David Goodger (

  • The weather eased a little off Finisterre and we got her righted.


    William McFee

  • Who are you, where is your passport, and what brings you to Finisterre?

British Dictionary definitions for finisterre



Cape Finisterre a headland in NW Spain: the westernmost point of the Spanish mainland
an English name for Finistère
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