- (italics) a U.S. frigate boarded in 1807 by the British, who removed part of its crew and impressed some members into British service: captured by the British in naval battle near Boston in 1813.
- a city in SE Virginia.
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Examples from the Web for chesapeake
Through the power of monopoly and sharply cutting royalty payments, Chesapeake Energy is now sitting on mountains of money.ICYMI: Best of The Beast This Week
The Daily Beast
March 16, 2014
In essence, Chesapeake would get a rebate on the fees it had guaranteed to Access.
Chesapeake promised Drake one-eighth the value of whatever it made from his well.
No one at the Chesapeake could seem to explain how the charges were set.
Moyer said he saw a dramatic difference between what Chesapeake usually charged compared to other energy companies in the area.
We are crossing the Chesapeake now, and things may start to happen at any moment.The Great Drought
Sterner St. Paul Meek
He was, however, to make proper reparation for the Chesapeake affair.
In the opinion of the American public, the President had avenged the Chesapeake.
He reached Chesapeake Bay, but did not enter it, as the weather was stormy.Discoverers and Explorers
Edward R. Shaw
It includes the peninsula formed by the Chesapeake bay and James river.Colonial Records of Virginia
Word Origin and History for chesapeake
from an Algonquian language, perhaps literally "great shellfish bay." Early spellings include Chesepiooc and Chesupioc.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper