[ tom-buh-loh ]
/ ˈtɒm bəˌloʊ /

noun, plural tom·bo·los.

a sand bar connecting an island to the mainland or to another island.

Origin of tombolo

1899; < Italian < Latin tumulus mound. See tumulus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for tombolo

/ (ˈtɒmbəˌləʊ) /

noun plural -los

a narrow sand or shingle bar linking a small island with another island or the mainland

Word Origin for tombolo

C20: from Italian, from Latin tumulus mound; see tumulus
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Science definitions for tombolo

[ tŏmbə-lō′ ]

A sand or gravel bar that connects an island to the mainland or to another island.
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