- a large mass of sand, as on a shoal or hillside.
Origin of sandbank
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Examples from the Web for sandbank
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 lady wasn't on the sandbank," explained Lingard, curtly.
When our boats shove off for the sandbank have the forecastle gun fired.
When the steamer cleared off we were fairly marooned on the sandbank.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
- a submerged bank of sand in a sea or river, that may be exposed at low tide
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