[puh-nin-suh-luh, -nins-yuh-luh] /pəˈnɪn sə lə, -ˈnɪns yə lə/
an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
a narrow strip of land projecting into a sea or lake from the mainland
the Peninsula, short for the Iberian Peninsula
1610s, from peninsula + -ar.
1530s, from Latin pæninsula “a peninsula,” literally “almost an island,” from pæne “almost” + insula “island” (see isle). Earlier translated as demie island.
A piece of land that projects into a body of water and is connected with a larger landmass.
A body of land enclosed on three sides by water, jutting out from a larger body of land.
noun 1. Florida (used as a nickname).
- Peninsular war
noun 1. the war (1808–14) fought in the Iberian Peninsula by British, Portuguese, and Spanish forces against the French, resulting in the defeat of the French: part of the Napoleonic Wars
/pɪˈnɪnsjʊˌleɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to cause (land) to become peninsular
noun 1. a war (1808–14) in Spain and Portugal, with British, Spanish, and Portuguese troops opposing the French.