from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A point of land, usually high and with a sheer drop, extending out into a body of water; a promontory.
- n. The unplowed land at the end of a plowed furrow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bit of coastal land that juts into the sea; cape
- n. The unplowed boundary of a field
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting into the sea or other expanse of water.
- n. A ridge or strip of unplowed at the ends of furrows, or near a fence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ridge or strip of unplowed land at the ends of furrows or near a fence.
- n. A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting from the shore into the sea or other expanse of water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
Places as threatened by this prose as a headland is by the bulldozer or a sea almond grove by the surveyor's string, or from blight, the mountain laurel.
Wednesday (8) we weyed, and plyed neerer the headland, which is called Caninoz,192 the wind being at East and by North.
Around the headland was a short rocky beach backed by black slate cliffs.
The headland was a precipitous cliff of red sandstone, crowned at the summit with a fringe of forest trees, white at its base were two or three hollow caverns, worn into the solid rock by the action of the surf.
On the summit of the headland was a castle accessible on two sides only.
From the top of the highest headland, which is divided into two nipple-like peaks, an extensive view can be obtained.
The headland is a bold block of white limestone stained with red.
But when he came back to Portugal, the king told him he ought rather to have called the headland the Cape of Good Hope, for there was now good hope that the way to India was found.
Captain Cook called the headland off which this circumstance occurred Cape Kidnappers.
Another attraction we'd seen as we rounded the headland was the Zlatni Rat (or golden horn), a golden shingle sandbar, almost 580 yards long like a white tongue stretched into the sea.
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