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sandbank

[sand-bangk]
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noun
  1. a large mass of sand, as on a shoal or hillside.
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Origin of sandbank

First recorded in 1580–90; sand + bank1
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Related Words for sandbank

reef, bar, shallow, mass, bank, sandbank, sandbar, shoal, tombolo

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Historical Examples of sandbank

  • But then he thought of how deep Gus had been shoved into that sandbank.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "Kidnapped off the sandbank," he continued, looking at her fixedly to see how she would take it.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • "The lady wasn't on the sandbank," explained Lingard, curtly.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • When our boats shove off for the sandbank have the forecastle gun fired.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • When the steamer cleared off we were fairly marooned on the sandbank.


British Dictionary definitions for sandbank

sandbank

noun
  1. a submerged bank of sand in a sea or river, that may be exposed at low tide
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