Definition of Headland

1. Noun. A natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea).




Definition of Headland

1. n. A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting into the sea or other expanse of water.

Definition of Headland

1. Noun. A bit of coastal land that juts into the sea; cape ¹

2. Noun. The unplowed boundary of a field ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Headland

1. a cliff [n -S] - See also: cliff

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Headland

headhunting
headhuntings
headhunts
headier
headies
headiest
headily
headiness
headinesses
heading
headings
headish
headkerchief
headlamp
headlamps
headland (current term)
headlands
headlap
headlaps
headless
headlessly
headlessness
headlessnesses
headlight
headlighting
headlightings
headlights
headlike
headline
headlined

Literary usage of Headland

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1. Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Paris Universal Exposition by Edward Henry Knight (1880)
"systems of work: the double engine, the single engine with headland anchor opposite, and the roundabout. Two farmers, each possessing one of these engines, ..."

2. A Manual of Public International Law by Thomas Alfred Walker (1895)
"(4) Inlets within a six mile headland line, and a territorial three mile belt from that line. Church v. Hubbard, 2 Cranch 187. Direct US Cable Co. v. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery, by the Vice by John Walter de Longueville Giffard, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Stuart (1869)
"ILLIAM headland, the testator in the cause, bequeathed to the defendants Francis John headland and Edward headland, their executors, &c., all his personal ..."

4. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1881)
"Doubling the bold headland of Penmarch, or the " horse's head," we enter the Fig. 185. ... The headland of Cornouaille (Cornwall), to the north of that bay, ..."

5. The Foundation of Death: A Study of the Drink-question by Axel Gustafson (1885)
"But, taking a great authority in Materia Medica, Dr. headland, ... Dr. headland says— In his Clinical Lectures (London, 1865) Dr. T. King Chambers says, ..."

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