Definition of hillock in US English:



  • A small hill or mound.

    • ‘All these actions together have helped BT reduce its debt mountain to a small hillock.’
    • ‘The great forest spread like a pine-sea over the rolling hillocks and thin meadows of the arctic-like spring.’
    • ‘Bisho high-rise buildings dot the horizon and small hillocks surround the village of Masingata, close to King William's Town.’
    • ‘Thus, not all growth hillocks are growth spirals, however; such hillocks are much less common.’
    • ‘For example, the mountain that is little more than a hillock may be climbed in an hour.’
    • ‘Le Moulin Rouge is an exotic nightclub situated in Montmartre, a community on the Butte hillock overlooking Paris.’
    • ‘Night was nearly there, only a thin ribbon of crimson haze touched the brink of the hillocks.’
    • ‘This is the top of Pole Hill, a wooded hillock in Norman Tebbitt's old stomping round of Chingford.’
    • ‘We reached a meadow, a valley amidst hillocks called the Muthankolly Valley.’
    • ‘A company of Kurushan archers surrounded the small hillock as their warriors ahead of them drew up their shields.’
    • ‘Strictly speaking this nowhere was situated in a hillock with moor.’
    • ‘Some hillocks look like peaks in deep brown red stretching high into the sky.’
    • ‘To get to the cemetery, Pat and I had to negotiate rivers of mud and hillocks of cows' droppings.’
    • ‘This has given rise to fears whether the hillock, with many folklores about it, would soon vanish from Muttara.’
    • ‘One common surface microtopographic feature is a growth hillock, a small mound on a crystal face.’
    • ‘There are several hillocks, but the actual summit has a good cairn to reassure you that you have indeed reached the top!’
    • ‘The hillock in which the cave lies is wooded and beautiful.’
    • ‘For no less than three miles this vast upland of hillocks and brows roll on, serried knolls which appear to stretch onwards into infinity.’
    • ‘The hillocks were twice the men's height and wetter even than the grass.’
    • ‘Trekking need not necessarily be in hillocks and mountains.’
    mound, small hill, prominence, eminence, elevation, rise, knoll, hummock, hump, tump, dune, barrow, tumulus
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