Definition for COVE

COVE, n. [Sax. cof, cofe, an inner room, a den. Qu. Obs. L. covum. The Spanish has the word with the Arabic prefix, alcoba and alcove; Port. alcove; It. alcovo. It may be allied to cubby, W. cwb, a hollow place, a cote or kennel; or to cave, Ar. قَبَّ kabba, to arch, or قَابَ kauba, to make hollow.]

A small inlet, creek or bay; a recess in the sea shore, where vessels and boats may sometimes be sheltered from the winds and waves.

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