- The definition of an embayment is a recess in a coast line or an indentation off of a shore line that forms a bay.
An area of the coastline in Tampa Florida where Tampa Bay slightly indents and a bay is formed is an example of an embayment.
embayment definition by Webster's New World
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a bay or baylike formation
embayment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A bay or baylike shape.
- The formation of a bay.