hillock
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈhɪl.ək/
Noun

hillock (plural hillocks)

  1. A small hill.
    • 1895 October 1, Stephen Crane, chapter 11, in The Red Badge of Courage, 1st US edition, New York: D. Appleton and Company, [https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Red_Badge_of_Courage_(1895)/Chapter_11#107 page 107]:
      As he rounded a hillock, he perceived that the roadway was now a crying mass of wagons, teams, and men.
    • 2014, Ian Jack, "Is this the end of Britishness ↗", The Guardian, 16 September 2014:
      Just upstream of Dryburgh Abbey, a reproduction of a classical Greek temple stands at the top of a wooded hillock on the river’s north bank.
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