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a headland or promontory
1. the SW region of South Africa, in Western Cape province
2. See Cape of Good Hope
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the part of a shoreline that projects into a sea, lake, or river. It may be composed of bedrock or alluvium. In the latter case, capes are usually low and represent the tips of coastal aggradational forms.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A prominent point of land jutting into a body of water. Also known as head; headland; mull; naze; ness; point; promontory.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.