- a small hill.
Origin of hillock
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Examples from the Web for hillock
The church was built on a hillock, which sloped down gently to the village.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
The lofty nest, or Termitarium, constitutes a hillock in the form of a cupola.The Industries of Animals
Mikel whispered to me, "The bear sleeps under that hillock of snow."The Land of the Long Night
Paul du Chaillu
And again I sat on a hillock and surrendered to the most doleful meditations.John Splendid
The ruins of two temples stand on a hillock rising from the Indus.
- a small hill or mound
C14 hilloc, from hill + -ock
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Word Origin and History for hillock
late 14c., hilloc "small hill" (c.1200 as a surname), from hill + Middle English diminutive suffix -oc.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A small protuberance or elevation, as from an organ, a tissue, or other structure.
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