em- +‎ bay +‎ -ment


embayment (plural embayments)

  1. A bay.
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.121:
      The path climbed along a wall of purple sandstone above an embayment and in the sunlit shadows below him he could see the long cataphracted forms of gars lying in a kind of electric repose among the reeds.
  2. the process by which a bay is formed