foreland

[fawr-land, fohr-]

noun

a cape, headland, or promontory.
land or territory lying in front.

Nearby words

  1. foreknow,
  2. foreknowledge,
  3. forel,
  4. forel's decussation,
  5. forelady,
  6. foreland basin,
  7. foreleg,
  8. forelimb,
  9. forelock,
  10. foreman

Origin of foreland

First recorded in 1300–50, foreland is from the Middle English word forlonde. See fore-, land

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British Dictionary definitions for foreland

foreland

noun

a headland, cape, or coastal promontory
land lying in front of something, such as water

Foreland

noun

either of two headlands (North Foreland and South Foreland) in SE England, on the coast of Kent
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