embay

verb

em·​bay im-ˈbā How to pronounce embay (audio)
embayed; embaying; embays

transitive verb

: to trap or catch in or as if in a bay
an embayed sailing ship

Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of embay was in 1582

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Cite this Entry

“Embay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embay. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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