embayment

Definitions of embayment
  1. noun
    an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    synonyms: bay
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    Abukir Bay
    a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt
    Andaman Sea
    part of the Bay of Bengal to the west of the Malay Peninsula
    Bay of Bengal
    an arm of the Indian Ocean to the east of India
    Bay of Biscay
    an arm of the Atlantic Ocean in western Europe; bordered by the west coast of France and the north coast of Spain
    Bay of Fundy
    a bay of the North Atlantic between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; noted for rapid tides as great as 70 feet
    Bay of Naples
    an arm of the Tyrrhenian Sea at Naples
    Biscayne Bay
    a narrow bay formed by an inlet from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida
    Bo Hai
    an inlet of the Yellow Sea, on the coast of Eastern China
    Buzzards Bay
    an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Massachusetts
    Cape Cod Bay
    the southern part of Massachusetts Bay
    Chesapeake Bay
    a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River
    Delaware Bay
    an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River
    Galveston Bay
    an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas to the south of Houston
    Galway Bay
    a bay of the North Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland
    Hangzhou Bay
    a bay formed by an inlet of the East China Sea
    James Bay
    the southern extension of Hudson Bay in Canada between western Quebec and northeastern Ontario
    Korea Bay
    an inlet of the Yellow Sea between the Liaodong Peninsula in China and western Korea
    Massachusetts Bay
    an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off of eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the south
    Minamata Bay
    a bay on the west coast of Kyushu; in the 1950s industrial wastes caused mercury poisoning among the Japanese people who ate fish from Minamata Bay
    Mobile Bay
    a bay of the Gulf of Mexico; fed by the Mobile River
    Monterey Bay
    an inlet of the Pacific Ocean in western California
    Moreton Bay
    an arm of the Tasman Sea forming a bay to the east of Brisbane
    Narragansett Bay
    a deep inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in Rhode Island
    New York Bay
    a bay of the North Atlantic; fed by the Hudson River
    Osaka Bay
    a bay of the western Pacific in southern Honshu
    Penobscot Bay
    an inlet of the Atlantic in eastern Maine
    Prudhoe Bay
    a bay on the northern coast of Alaska where oil was discovered in 1968
    San Diego Bay
    a bay of the Pacific in southern California
    San Francisco Bay
    a bay of the Pacific in western California
    Sea of Azoff
    a bay of the Black Sea between Russia and the Ukraine
    Tampa Bay
    an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in west central Florida
    Bight of Benin
    a broad indentation of the Gulf of Guinea in western Africa
    Great Australian Bight
    a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms
    types:
    bight
    a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline
    Guantanamo Bay
    an inlet of the Caribbean Sea; a United States naval station was established on the bay in 1903
    type of:
    body of water, water
    the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
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