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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prom·on·to·ry /ˈprɑmənˌtori, ˌtɔr-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 prom·on·to·ry /ˈprɑmənˌtorɪ, ˌtɔr-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prom·on·to·ry n.; pl. Promontories
 1. Phys. Geog. A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the line of coast; a headland; a high cape.
    Like one that stands upon a promontory.   --Shak.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out
          into the sea) [syn: headland, foreland]