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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for sand bar

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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Scientific definitions for sand bar

sandbar
[ săndbär′ ]

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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