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barrier island

noun

Simple Definition of barrier island

  • : a long, sandy island that is near a shore

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of barrier island

  1. :  a long broad sandy island lying parallel to a shore that is built up by the action of waves, currents, and winds and that protects the shore from the effects of the ocean

1943

First Known Use of barrier island

1943


BARRIER ISLAND Defined for Kids

barrier island

noun

Definition of barrier island for Students

  1. :  a long broad sandy island parallel to a shore that is built up by the action of waves, currents, and winds




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