[ US /ˈɛstʃuˌɛɹi/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛstjuːəɹˌi/ ]
  1. the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix
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How To Use estuary In A Sentence

  • Onward they sailed along the south bank of the estuary, past the great sea-carved stone arches of “Île Percée” that made it an important seamark. Champlain's Dream
  • There are great views of the Camel estuary from the terrace, where you can eat beautifully simple dishes like lobster risotto with basil and orange. Times, Sunday Times
  • I had taken Jason to the Roseland headland in the Fal estuary by the green-painted East Narrows navigation buoy - due east and one mile from the docks.
  • The rain was steady, and as they rounded a corner alongside the estuary, they saw the fires were beginning to abate. SHADOW OF A DARK QUEEN: BOOK ONE OF THE SERPENTWAR SAGA
  • When I reached the banks of the great estuary, which are here very bare and exposed, the waters had receded from the large and level space of sand, through which a stream, now feeble and fordable, found its way to the ocean. Redgauntlet
  • The Humber Estuary supports more than 150,000 birds each year including knot, lapwing, golden plover and breeding little terns.
  • What we need is to adopt whole river catchment plans from mountaintop to estuary, instead of the fragmented approach we have at present.
  • In the present case it was common ground that there is a public right of navigation throughout the tidal waters of the estuary.
  • With some notable exceptions, modem developments along the Thames have failed to respond to the scale of the river and wide flat sweep of the estuary landscape.
  • Its most impressive feature, a large round tower or donjon, commands an eastern view of the Dee estuary.
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