"promontory" Definition

  1. n. A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape.
  2. n. A projecting part. Especially: (a) The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the last lumbar vertebra. (b) A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear.

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Position in dictionary: 78569 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "promontory": 1
Words that end with "promontory": 1
Words that contain "promontory": 1
Next words in dictionary: promorphologist, promorphology, promote, promoted, promoter
Previous words in dictionary: promontories, promont, promissory, promissorily, promissive

English Dictionary Definition of promontory

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