Part of speech: noun

The fourth letter in the Greek alphabet; a triangle, as of land; the mouth of a river.

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Usage examples "delta":

  1. Vessels bound to the port of Canton have to enter the delta of the Pearl River, the area of which is largely occupied with isles and sandbanks. - "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.
  2. The previous night he had ordered the Indian pilot to sketch a chart of the coastline on both sides of the Tapti River delta. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.
  3. And on either side are many sandbars, borne there from the river's delta. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.