sandbank

[ sand-bangk ]
/ ˈsændˌbæŋk /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for sandbank

sandbank
/ (ˈsændˌbæŋk) /

noun

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