embayment

noun em·bay·ment \ im-ˈbā-mənt \

Definition of embayment

1 : formation of a bay
2 : a bay or a conformation resembling a bay

Examples of embayment in a Sentence

  1. a fingerlike embayment of the Bay of Fundy

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1815

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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