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headland (n.)

Old English heafod lond "strip of land left unplowed at the edge of a field to leave room for the plow to turn," naturally identified with boundaries; see head (n.) + land (n.). Meaning "high cape, promontory" is from 1520s.

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Definitions of headland from WordNet

headland (n.)
a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea);
Synonyms: promontory / head / foreland
From wordnet.princeton.edu