sand bar


sand bar
a bar of sand formed in a river or sea by the action of tides or currents.
[1760-70]

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  • sand|bar — sand bar, or sand|bar «SAND BAHR», noun. a ridge of sand formed in a river or along a shore by the action of tides or currents: »Many heavily laden streams deposit sand bars in their channels thus making their courses shallower and rendering them …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand bar — sand′ bar n. a bar of sand formed in a river or sea by the action of tides or currents • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • sand bar — n a long pile of sand in a river or the ocean, formed by the movement of the water …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sand bar — sand ,bar noun count a raised area of sand in a river or ocean that is just below the surface of the water or that sticks out of the water slightly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sand bar — noun a bar of sand • Syn: ↑sandbar • Hypernyms: ↑bar • Substance Meronyms: ↑sand * * * a bar of sand formed in a river or sea by the action of tides or currents. [1760 70] * * * sand bar noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand bar — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sand bar : singular sand bar plural sand bars a raised area of sand in a river or sea that is just below the surface of the water or that sticks out of the water slightly …   English dictionary

  • sand bar —   a long strip of deposited sand lying offshore, usually only exposed at low tide, if at all …   Geography glossary

  • sand bar — reef, sand bank …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sand bar — noun (C) a long pile of sand in a river or the ocean formed by the movement of the water …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sand·bar — /ˈsændˌbɑɚ/ noun, pl bars [count] : a raised area of sand with a top that is near or just above the surface of the water in an ocean, lake, or river We walked out onto the sandbar at low tide …   Useful english dictionary