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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.
Origin of headland
1000
before 1000; Middle English hedeland, Old English hēafodland. See head, land
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British Dictionary definitions for headland

headland

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
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Word Origin and History for headland
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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