- Spain and Portugal together; Iberian Peninsula; Iberia.
- a district in SE Virginia between the York and James rivers: Civil War battles.
Origin of peninsula
OTHER WORDS FROM peninsulapen·in·su·lar, adjectivepen·in·su·lar·ism, pen·in·su·lar·i·ty [puh-nin-suh-lar-i-tee, -nins-yuh-], /pəˌnɪn səˈlær ɪ ti, -ˌnɪns yə-/, nountrans·pen·in·su·lar, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH peninsulacape, peninsula , promontory
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Point Loma and Ocean Beach are on a peninsula, and the Midway area is the only way in or out.What’s Behind the Effort to Recall Council President Jen Campbell|Scott Lewis|February 9, 2021|Voice of San Diego
The country’s government has committed to building a $34 billion artificial island 50 miles off the coast of the Jutland peninsula.Artificial Island in the North Sea Will Harvest Wind Energy at a Huge Scale|Jason Dorrier|February 7, 2021|Singularity Hub
Increasingly the peninsula has a warmer, humid, more sub-Antarctic climate.
They’re warmer-weather penguins that are extending their range down the peninsula as it’s warming.
The peninsula lies just inland from the island chain that forms North Carolina’s Outer Banks.As seawater moves inland, ‘ghost forests’ are spreading. Why that’s so scary|kdunn6|September 29, 2020|Fortune
Originally it was a low-level insurgency mainly confined to the Sinai Peninsula .ISIS Wannabes Claim They Killed an American in Egypt|Jamie Dettmer|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
KIEV, Ukraine—He took the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea with just a few shots fired.Putin Is Lying on Ukraine—and the West Can’t Stop Him|Jamie Dettmer|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the Arabian Peninsula flourished, the area became the center of cultural development.When Saudi Arabia Ruled the World|Emily Wilson|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Putin mentioned the word before, during the Crimea crises last spring before he annexed the strategic peninsula.Putin Mocks the West, Puts His Own Prestige on the Line|Anna Nemtsova|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At present, Russia only has access to the strategic peninsula by sea or by air.Russia Lies About Invading Ukraine as It Invades Ukraine|Anna Nemtsova|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the "Y" Beach lot press their advantage they may cut off the enemy troops on the toe of the Peninsula.
An aeroplane had reported that the Goeben had come into the Narrows, presumably to fire over the Peninsula with her big guns.
The sailors had hoped they would be able to shield the Southern point of the Peninsula by interposing their ships but they can't.
As I write dead quiet reigns on the Peninsula, literally dead quiet.
Before leaving for France the Emperor had drawn up a cut and dried plan for the systematic conquest of the whole Peninsula.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for peninsula (1 of 2)
Derived forms of peninsulapeninsular, adjective
Word Origin for peninsula
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British Dictionary definitions for peninsula (2 of 2)
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A body of land enclosed on three sides by water, jutting out from a larger body of land.