Definition of hummock in English:
1A hillock, knoll, or mound.
- They watch for prey from slightly elevated perches such as hummocks, rocks, and fence posts.
- They sat on a raised hummock, and soon the hummock became an island as the water rose about them.
- Rounding off the pavilion's layers is a roof garden with grassy hummocks and a calm, reflecting pool.
1.1A hump or ridge in an ice field.
- It can be a height of land, a hummock of ice, or any place of elevation that affords an observer a clear view of their surroundings to make good observations.
- Just a tiny little ice hummock that had been pushed up to form kind of a dinner-sized tabletop platform of ice that we thought might fit a single tent.
- Example sentences
- Topographically, it consists of uneven, hummocky terrain interspersed with small, shallow pools of highly acidic bog water.
- In hummocky terrain, the wire is presently suspended above the soil surface over hollows.
- They do not return to the vast hummocky moorlands until late May or even early June.
Mid 16th century (originally in nautical use denoting a small hillock on the coast): of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with hummockslummock, stomach
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