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foreland


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foreland  \Fore"land`\,  n. 
  1.  A  promontory  or  cape;  a  headland;  as  the  North  and  South 
  Foreland  in  Kent,  England. 
 
  2.  (Fort.)  A  piece  of  ground  between  the  wall  of  a  place  and 
  the  moat.  --Farrow. 
 
  3.  (Hydraul.  Engin.)  That  portion  of  the  natural  shore  on  the 
  outside  of  the  embankment  which  receives  the  stock  of 
  waves  and  deadens  their  force.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foreland 
  n  1:  land  forming  the  forward  margin  of  something 
  2:  a  natural  elevation  (especially  a  rocky  one  that  just  out 
  into  the  sea)  [syn:  {promontory},  {headland}] 




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