Promontory

Mons, Montis <L. "mountain"

Definition

n. A high ridge of land jutting into a body of water; a headland.

Synonyms

Bluff

Jetty

Cliff

Antonyms

Inlet

Bay

Gulf

Sentences

1. The white cliffs of Dover have several beautiful promontories that jut out into the English channel.


2. The great promontory needed a lighthouse to prevent helpless ships from plowing into its side.

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Cape D'Or Lighthouse~Aerial View
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