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[sand-bangk] /ˈsændˌbæŋk/
a large mass of sand, as on a shoal or hillside.
Origin of sandbank
First recorded in 1580-90; sand + bank1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But then he thought of how deep Gus had been shoved into that sandbank.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Kidnapped off the sandbank," he continued, looking at her fixedly to see how she would take it.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • "The lady wasn't on the sandbank," explained Lingard, curtly.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • When our boats shove off for the sandbank have the forecastle gun fired.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • When the steamer cleared off we were fairly marooned on the sandbank.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • With this determination they rushed on over the sandbank, closely pursued by the peccaries.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • I met Chips up the river, stuck on a sandbank, so I came along.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild
  • The ship still refused to answer the helm and grounded on a sandbank.

  • And how could I possibly have become stranded on a sandbank?

    Harry Escombe Harry Collingwood
  • Some stuck in the sandbank, inside of which we were making our way.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for sandbank


a submerged bank of sand in a sea or river, that may be exposed at low tide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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