Headland



[hed-luh nd] /ˈhɛd lənd/

noun
1.
a promontory extending into a large body of water.
2.
a strip of unplowed land at the ends of furrows or near a fence or border.
noun
1.
(ˈhɛdlənd). a narrow area of land jutting out into a sea, lake, etc
2.
(ˈhɛdˌlænd). a strip of land along the edge of an arable field left unploughed to allow space for machines
n.

Old English heafod lond “strip of land left unplowed at the edge of a field to leave room for the plow to turn,” naturally identified with boundaries; see head (n.) + land (n.). Meaning “high cape, promontory” is from 1520s.

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