Part of speech: noun

A wide lower part of a tidal river.

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Usage examples "estuary":

  1. The picturesque estuary of the river Dart never had displayed so festive an appearance. - "Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888", Edward VII.
  2. There was a little Greener gun which he had used upon midwinter nights in a boat upon this very creek of the Salcombe estuary. - "The Four Feathers", A. E. W. Mason.
  3. There is such an overbrimming wealth of bushes and plants and flowers on every side, that the fact of the water in the estuary being salt scarcely seems to prevent their growing in it! - "Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts", Rosalind Northcote.