Promontory vs Escarpment - What's the difference?

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Promontory is a related term of escarpment.


As nouns the difference between promontory and escarpment

is that promontory is a high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff while escarpment is a steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach.

promontory

English

Noun

(promontories)
  • A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
  • (anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
  • Synonyms

    * headland * hoe

    escarpment

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach.