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Definition of Promontory


  1. A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape.
  2. A projecting part. Especially: (a) The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the last lumbar vertebra. (b) A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear.

Promontory Translations

promontory in German is Vorgebirge
promontory in Latin is promontorium
promontory in Spanish is promontorio
promontory in Swedish is udde