コウ, みさき, さき

headland, cape, spit, promontory

JLPT1 G7 S8 F1972

As per # (press down on) + mountain → mountain gorge (pressed down on by cliffs on both sides). Compare . However, the character has been applied to land jutting into the sea and pressed upon by water on both sides, therefore *cape* or *promontory*.

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