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Chesapeake Bay

noun
1.
an inlet of the Atlantic, in Maryland and Virginia. 200 miles (320 km) long; 4–40 miles (6–64 km) wide.
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  • The greatest oyster farms in the world are upon Chesapeake Bay.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
  • He reached Chesapeake Bay, but did not enter it, as the weather was stormy.

    Discoverers and Explorers Edward R. Shaw
  • Chesapeake Bay is a noble stretch of water that is almost unknown to the yachtsman.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • The city of Yorktown is situated near the entrance to Chesapeake Bay.

    Lafayette Martha Foote Crow
  • I began to think the depth of the Chesapeake Bay must have some limit; we surely could not be heading for the bottomless pit?

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
  • Ralegh had fixed upon Chesapeake Bay as the site of the settlement.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • In Chesapeake Bay, where the best natural oyster beds were found, the demands on them were so great that the supply began to fail.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
  • A deep-water species which occurs off Chesapeake Bay and southward.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Lying inside the mouth of Chesapeake Bay were several British men-of-war.

British Dictionary definitions for Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay

/ˈtʃɛsəˌpiːk/
noun
1.
the largest inlet of the Atlantic in the coast of the US: bordered by Maryland and Virginia
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Chesapeake Bay in Culture

Chesapeake Bay definition


Large bay on the Atlantic Ocean in the states of Maryland and Virginia.

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