Meaning of promontory

prom•on•to•ry

Pronunciation: (prom'un-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland.
  2. a bluff, or part of a plateau, overlooking a lowland.
  3. a prominent or protuberant part.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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