CHERSONESUS, in Geography, a Peninsula; or a Continent almost incompass'd round with the Sea, only joining to the main Land by a narrow Neck, or Isthmus. See PENINSULA.

This Term is us'd by the Moderns, in Complaisance to the Antients, who call'd all their Peninsulas by this Name: Accordingly, such Places as were hereby distinguish'd among them, retain the Name among us; as the Chersonesus of Peloponnesus, of Thrace, Chersonesus Cimbrica, Aurea, &c.

The Word is Greek, Χερσόνησος, which signifies the same thing.