a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland.
a bluff, or part of a plateau, overlooking a lowland.
Anatomy. a prominent or protuberant part.
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How to use promontory in a sentence
Fortunately, again, we landed upon a rock promontory that jutted out over the valley and exactly matched the footprint of our tent.A 237-Hour Nightmare: Inside this Terrifying, Frostbitten First Ascent of Nepal’s Baruntse | cobrien | January 30, 2022 | Outside Online
As well as if a promontory were,as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were.
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Have the president drive in the golden fence post at promontory Point II and sign the amnesty right there.Just 'Building the Damn Fence' Won't Fix Everything | Justin Green | February 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of the woods of this forest, advancing far into the inundated valley, formed a sort of promontory above the sheet of water.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
"That sandy promontory on the extremity of which stands Fortress Monroe," he answered.Elsie's Vacation and After Events | Martha Finley
The promontory Trogilium itself may be considered as a foot of the mountain Mycale.
On the coast of the continent opposite to the Myndian territory is Astypalæa a promontory, and Zephyrium.
Above Soli in the interior is Limenia a city, then follows the promontory of Crommyon.
British Dictionary definitions for promontory
a high point of land, esp of rocky coast, that juts out into the sea
anatomy any of various projecting structures
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Scientific definitions for promontory
A high ridge of land or a rock cliff jutting out into a body of water.
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