a. An arm of the sea extending up into the land; e.g. an estuary or bay.
b. A continuous and unbroken expanse or surface of water or land.
c. An unstated but specific distance; an interval. AGI
d. The length of a channel, uniform with respect to discharge, depth,
area, and slope. AGI
e. The length of a channel for which a single gage affords a satisfactory
measure of the stage and discharge. AGI
f. The length of a stream between two specified gaging stations.
g. A relatively long, straight section of water along a lake shore; also,
a narrow arm of a lake, reaching into the land. AGI
h. A straight, continuous, or extended part of a stream, viewed without
interruption (as between two bends) or chosen between two specified
points; a straight section of a restricted waterway, much longer than a
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