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Chesapeake Bay

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean separating the Delmarva Peninsula from mainland Maryland and Virginia. Explored and charted by John Smith in 1608, it is an important link in the Intracoastal Waterway.
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Chesapeake Bay

(ˈtʃɛsəˌpiːk)
n
(Placename) the largest inlet of the Atlantic in the coast of the US: bordered by Maryland and Virginia
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Ches′apeake Bay′


n.
an inlet of the Atlantic, in Maryland and Virginia. 200 mi. (320 km) long; 4–40 mi. (6–64 km) wide.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chesapeake Bay - a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and MarylandChesapeake Bay - a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River
Free State, Maryland, Old Line State, MD - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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