Definition of Chesapeake bay
1. Noun. A large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River.
Generic synonyms: Bay, Embayment
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chesapeake Bay
Literary usage of Chesapeake bay
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"It flows into the chesapeake bay, which i3 120 miles long and 50 miles wide. It has been improved to a depth of 15 feet with a width of 200 feet from ..."
2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1854)
"York Spit is, as you know, one of the greatest dangers to navigators in this part of chesapeake bay. It is a narrow spit or bar lying between the entrance ..."
3. The Writings of George Washington by George Washington (1890)
"I am honored with your favor containing the intelligence of the enemy's arrival in chesapeake bay, and the resolution of Congress thereupon. ..."
4. Narratives of Early Virginia, 1606-1625 by Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1907)
"... who was proven to be an Englishman and hung by Dale an a traitor, when returning to England in 1616. J chesapeake bay. ..."
5. History of the Late War Between the United States and Great Britain by Henry Marie Brackenridge (1844)
"With the return of spring, the British renewed their practice of petty plundering and barbarous devastation on the waters of chesapeake bay, ..."