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sand bar

noun
1.
a bar of sand formed in a river or sea by the action of tides or currents.
Origin of sand bar
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70
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sand bar

noun
1.
a ridge of sand in a river or sea, built up by the action of tides, currents, etc, and often exposed at low tide
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Word Origin and History for sandbar
n.

1755, from sand (n.) + bar (n.1).

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sandbar in Science
sandbar
  (sānd'bär')   
A long mass or low ridge of submerged or partially exposed sand built up in the water along a shore or beach by the action of waves or currents.
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