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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out
into the sea) [syn: promontory, headland, head,
2: land forming the forward margin of something
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