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promontory (noun) headland.
A long narrow area of highland projecting into the sea is a promontory. Standing on the promontory you can get a wide view of the sea because it is higher than the sea level and jets out into the sea. Usually light houses are erected on promontories because they give the advantage of height.
- Standing on the promontory he viewed the sea which appeared unusually calm that day. He was able to see the distant ships at the distance from on the promontory because of its height and its projecting into the sea.
- The sea shore was bare of promontories, and there was no elevated place for her view the distant part of the sea from.