a promontory extending into a large body of water.
a strip of unplowed land at the ends of furrows or near a fence or border.
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How to use headland in a sentence
I pointed out little shimmering fish and stared out at the deep green headland.
You rock up to Nazaré, walk down the headlands, and you can see just how big the waves really are.What You Missed: Surfer Andrew Cotton on the Impact of HBO’s “100 Foot Wave” | Fred Dreier | December 6, 2021 | Outside Online
Preserves like Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land connect cobble beaches and headlands with blueberry barrens, pine forests, and peatlands.
Columbus, proceeding towards Cuba, named the headland Cabo de Cruz on this day.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
As you know, this headland that we're on is called the Trwyn, and 'trwyn' simply means a nose or a promontory.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
The night paled; the Trwyn light went out; and off the headland a seal disported itself in the icy sea.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
To the south was a headland, which our skipper informed us was the north end of Amelia Island.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
From the ancient fort on the headland to the Casa Blanca and the city beyond, it was a progression of delicious sights and sounds.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
British Dictionary definitions for headland
(ˈhɛdlənd) a narrow area of land jutting out into a sea, lake, etc
(ˈhɛdˌlænd) a strip of land along the edge of an arable field left unploughed to allow space for machines
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