What does the word firth mean?

Usage examples for firth

  1. There Olaf, whose strength had been tried to the utmost, had the upper hand, and again broke the back of the dead wizard; but, seeing that that had been of no avail before, he took the body, swam out to sea with it, and sank it deep in the firth. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  2. We were rowed over in a small boat to the Edinburgh steamer in the Firth of Forth. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  3. At that time the coast was lighted at a single point, the Isle of May, in the jaws of the Firth of Forth, where, on a tower already a hundred and fifty years old, an open coal- fire blazed in an open chaufer. – The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls by Jacqueline M. Overton