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Meaning of PROMONTORY

Pronunciation:  'prâmun`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
 

PROMONTORY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: foreland, headland
 
 See Also: Abila, Abyla, Calpe, Cape Canaveral, Cape Hatteras, Cape Horn, Cape Kennedy, Cape Sable, elevation, Gibraltar, Jebel Musa, mull, natural elevation, point, Rock of Gibraltar

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prom"on*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Promontories}. [ L.
promonturium, promunturium; pro before + mons, montis,
mountain: cf. F. promontoire. See {Mount}, n.]
1. (Phys. Geog.) A high point of land or rock projecting into
   the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape.

         Like one that stands upon a promontory. --Shak.

2. (Anat.) 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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