hillock

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hillok, equivalent to hill +‎ -ock.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɪl.ək/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

hillock (plural hillocks)

  1. A small hill.
    • 1895 October 1, Stephen Crane, chapter 11, in The Red Badge of Courage, 1st US edition, New York: D. Appleton and Company, page 107:
      As he rounded a hillock, he perceived that the roadway was now a crying mass of wagons, teams, and men.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 63:
      With the setting sun sending long shadows loping ahead of them over the smooth hillocks of the downs, they came up with the lagoon; a contentful return home, with appetite brisked up by a ten-mile walk, and plenty of food to satisfy it.
    • 2014, Ian Jack, "Is this the end of Britishness", The Guardian, 16 September 2014:
      Just upstream of Dryburgh Abbey, a reproduction of a classical Greek temple stands at the top of a wooded hillock on the river’s north bank.

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