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promontory (plural promontories)
- A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
- South of Hang-chou Wan (Bay) below Shanghai, the China coastline changes from a smooth, flat topography to one of irregular, rocky promontories and numerous islands. Foochow, the Fugiu of Marco Polo, dates from the seventh century. Offshore the Ma-tsu Lieh-tao (Matsu and Pei-kan, or Changshu Islands) are heavily fortified Nationalist strongholds.
- (anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
a high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff