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a bar of sand formed in a river or sea by the action of tides or currents.
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Origin of sand bar
First recorded in 1760–70
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How to use sand bar in a sentence
You can lunch on a two-mile-long sandbar and play tennis on the courts.David Copperfield’s Magical—and Utterly Bizarre—Caribbean Island|Nina Strochlic|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One of the sailors had seen a sandbar and a low line of land.A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines|Clayton Edwards
Here we struck on a sandbar with such force of steam and current as to land us almost out of the water from stem to midships.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete|General Philip Henry Sheridan
Luckily it grounded on a sandbar, and burned and crackled away harmlessly until it was consumed.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
We recovered the running gear of the wagon later when all came upon a sandbar, but the harness had been stolen.Old Rail Fence Corners|Various
She's no fool, and she can see the sense of gettin' over a sandbar at high tide jes as well as you can.'John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein|Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for sand bar
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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Scientific definitions for sand bar
[ sănd′bär′ ]
A long mass or low ridge of submerged or partially exposed sand built up in the water along a shore or beach by the action of waves or currents.
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