Hinterland - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhɪntərlænd|  American pronunciation of the word hinterland
Brit.  |ˈhɪntəland|  British pronunciation of the word hinterland

noun

- a remote and undeveloped area (syn: backwoods, boondocks)

Examples

...the colonies hugged the coastline, while the hinterland remained largely unexplored...

The port of Hull has a large industrial hinterland.

Jews were expelled from Vienna, many to settle in the nearby hinterland.

Word forms

noun
singular: hinterland
plural: hinterlands
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