embayment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

em- +‎ bay +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

embayment (plural embayments)

  1. A bay.
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.121:
      The path climbed along a wall of purple sandstone above an embayment and in the sunlit shadows below him he could see the long cataphracted forms of gars lying in a kind of electric repose among the reeds.
  2. the process by which a bay is formed