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embayment

[ em-bey-muhnt ]

noun

  1. a coastal recess that forms a bay.
  2. Physical Geography. the process by which a bay is formed.


embayment

/ ɪmˈbeɪmənt /

noun

  1. a shape resembling a bay


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Word History and Origins

Origin of embayment1

First recorded in 1805–15; embay + -ment

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Example Sentences

The Tonto wends into a huge, red-walled embayment, called the Inferno, and our view — while stirring — holds distressingly steady.

It was in fact, a sort of natural breakwater—forming one side of a large cone, or embayment, lying between it and the true beach.

In escaping under cover of the cloud they had gone too far, ridden direct into a deep embayment of the cliff!

He pointed to a mass of rock lying right in the centre of the embayment, a heap which cut off our view on one side.

In the west the only water was a small embayment reaching across southern California into Nevada.

Into an embayment between two of the out-stretching spurs Barbato conducts them.

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