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hillock

[hil-uh k] /ˈhɪl ək/
noun
1.
a small hill.
Origin of hillock
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English hilloc. See hill, -ock
Related forms
hillocked, hillocky, adjective
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  • An Indian climbed up the steep rise of the hillock on the day following the French attack and presented a note to our hero.

    How Canada was Won F. S. Brereton
  • The lofty nest, or Termitarium, constitutes a hillock in the form of a cupola.

    The Industries of Animals Frdric Houssay
  • Before them rose a hillock, which, if no great height, yet cut the horizon at right angles.

    The Indian Scout Gustave Aimard
  • And again I sat on a hillock and surrendered to the most doleful meditations.

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • The tank and the hillock close by still go by the name of Kuppichi kulam and Kuppichi kunru, after Kuppi the dancing-girl.

  • "That's the knoll," said Addison, pointing to a hillock among the trees.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • The infantry were close upon Wheeler, who covered the hillock with a murky cloud.

    Following the Flag Charles Carleton Coffin
  • “Then he was the person I saw at the top of the hillock out there,” observed Loraine.

    The Frontier Fort W. H. G. Kingston
  • Captain Sherman also lay down to escape the bullets, and Hunter got behind a hillock.

    Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman. W. Fletcher Johnson
  • He was only undecided as to which side of the hillock he should pass by on his way to the pond.

    The Gorilla Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for hillock

hillock

/ˈhɪlək/
noun
1.
a small hill or mound
Derived Forms
hillocked, hillocky, adjective
Word Origin
C14 hilloc, from hill + -ock
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Word Origin and History for hillock
n.

late 14c., hilloc "small hill" (c.1200 as a surname), from hill + Middle English diminutive suffix -oc.

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hillock in Medicine

hillock hill·ock (hĭl'ək)
n.
A small protuberance or elevation, as from an organ, a tissue, or other structure.

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