sand bar

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Origin of sand bar

First recorded in 1760–70
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shoal, reef, spit, dune

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British Dictionary definitions for sandbar

sand bar

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for sandbar
n.

1755, from sand (n.) + bar (n.1).

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sandbar in Science

sandbar

[săndbär′]
  1. 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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