a promontory extending into a large body of water.
a strip of unplowed land at the ends of furrows or near a fence or border.

before 1000; Middle English hedeland, Old English hēafodland. See head, land

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1.  a narrow area of land jutting out into a sea, lake, etc
2.  a strip of land along the edge of an arable field left unploughed to allow space for machines

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Example sentences
At the headland tip, however, the flood tide is already beginning and this
  eastward flow is starting to pick up sediment.
Another headland at the north end of the beach can be rounded only at low tide.
Therefore, he added two flocks of gulls sailing gracefully over the rocky
Sea stacks begin as part of a headland or sea cliff.
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