Definition of headland in English:


Syllabification: head·land
Pronunciation: /ˈhedlənd
, ˈhedˌland


1A narrow piece of land that projects from a coastline into the sea.
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  • The Fal estuary is long and wide, and Falmouth grew along its western side in a straggling way, curving round into docks at the southern end where a headland projects to narrow the mouth.
  • Scarborough Castle and Whitby Abbey - on the headlands of Yorkshire's coastline, these offer challenging walks with the reward of fantastic views.
  • They create a spectacular panorama of carved coastlines and headlands as well as a rich ecosystem that supports an unusual abundance of wildlife.
2A strip of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
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  • These represent the headlands separating bundles of strips within the open fields, where animals turned while ploughing.
  • The soil at one point on the headland of a neighbouring field about 100 metres west of the south-west corner of Packhouse Field was also sampled; the location and result also appear at appendix 12.
  • In Britain, fields are much smaller with headlands and hedgerows that are vital to wildlife and traditionally many different crop species are grown in the same area, often in rotation.

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