Promontory Prom"on*to*ry, n.; pl. {Promontories}. [ L. promonturium, promunturium; pro before + mons, montis, mountain: cf. F. promontoire. See {Mount}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Phys. Geog.) A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape. [1913 Webster]

Like one that stands upon a promontory. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) 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. [1913 Webster]

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