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braid bar

[ breyd-bahr ]
/ ˈbreɪd ˌbɑr /
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noun
a small, narrow, often temporary island that forms in a river when a significant deposit of sediment accumulates over time, causing the water to divide into two channels that flow along either side: braid bars typically occur as a series, giving the river an appearance of braiding around them.
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See also braided channel.

Origin of braid bar

First recorded in 1965–70
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