braid bar

[ breyd-bahr ]

  1. 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.

Origin of braid bar

First recorded in 1965–70

Words Nearby braid bar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023