Geology. an actual or hypothetical strip of land, subject to submergence, that connects adjacent continental landmasses and serves as a route of dispersal for plants and animals: a prehistoric land bridge between Asia and North America.
a transcontinental rail route between countries, as those in Europe and the Far East, considered faster and less costly than all-sea routes.
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Also land·bridge [land-brij] /ˈlændˌbrɪdʒ/.
Origin of land bridge
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby land bridge
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Example sentences from the Web for land bridge
The new-comers had migrated from some centre of culture in North Africa, and appear to have crossed over the Italian land-bridge.
The easiest crossing to Britain was over the English Channel land-bridge.
British Dictionary definitions for land bridge
(in zoogeography) a connecting tract of land between two continents, enabling animals to pass from one continent to the other
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