What does the word lagoon mean?

Usage examples for lagoon

  1. Itabo, a lagoon, pond. – The Arawack Language of Guiana in its Linguistic and Ethnological Relations by Daniel G. Brinton
  2. We agreed, as soon as we had driven back the Spaniards and their party, to set fire to their stores; and while they were endeavouring to put them out, to make a rush for the boats, and thus to effect our escape down the lagoon. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. At its entrance it measured about half a mile wide, but as we proceeded it gradually widened out until, at a point about eight miles inward from the lagoon, it was quite two and a half miles wide. – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood