estuary


estuary

noun

Definition of ESTUARY

a part of a body of water that extends beyond the general shoreline <the city sits on the shores of a deep estuary where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean>
Synonyms arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), inlet, loch [Scottish]
Related Words harbor, port, road(s), roadstead; narrow, sound, strait; bayou; backwater, slough (also slew or slue)

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