Definition of 'estuary'
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Five million years ago, a river estuary covered the area. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It should commit to an estuary airport. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are huge concentrations of people on the great river estuaries. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)It matters to most of us that an estuary airport will destroy internationally important bird habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many estuary and river ferries have propellers at both ends pushing and pulling them along. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Attempts to build an airport in the estuary would face substantial legal blocks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Common sense says an estuary airport. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are many more elsewhere along the coast, in estuaries and along rivers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)More than 1,000 other overflows go into rivers and estuaries. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Thames estuary airport is just such an idea. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It should go further and back a Thames estuary airport funded from overseas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Any talk now of a Thames estuary airport must be considered dead. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is no access to the area within the golf course but there is access to a hide beyond the course overlooking the estuary. A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage (1991)Opponents of an estuary airport scheme have long derided such a project on the grounds that it would take decades before it became reality. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I love writing with a view of the tidal estuary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A parasite that is dangerous to people is being found increasingly in wild salmon from rivers and estuaries. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As the lights go down, she asks us in her estuary accent if we had a good day at work. Times, Sunday Times (2015)London could build two exciting projects, and the artificial estuary airport could feature the tidal generation of substantial green energy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And although the concentrations found in rivers and estuaries are very small, studies show they dramatically alter the behaviour of fish. The Sun (2014)We have a lot of coast and, with it, many river estuaries. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Leaving the building, we walk towards a second river estuary, part of a national nature reserve. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A recent tangible biological and economic benefit of gains in scientific understanding has been the restriction of salmon fishing in Ireland to rivers and estuaries. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)A 24-hour inner Thames estuary airport would avoid both of these constraints. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: estuary NOUN
An estuary is the wide part of a river where it joins the sea.
Sturgeon fishing has been pretty good in the estuary.
Definition of estuary from the Collins English Dictionary
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