sand bar


noun

a bar of sand formed in a river or sea by the action of tides or currents.

Nearby words

  1. sanctum sanctorum,
  2. sanctus,
  3. sanctus bell,
  4. sanctus turret,
  5. sand,
  6. sand bluestem,
  7. sand castle,
  8. sand chair,
  9. sand cherry,
  10. sand colic

Origin of sand bar

First recorded in 1760–70

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sand bar

noun

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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