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barrier island

noun

: a long, sandy island that is near a shore

Full Definition of BARRIER ISLAND

:  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
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First Known Use of BARRIER ISLAND

1943
BARRIER ISLAND Defined for Kids

barrier island

noun

Definition of BARRIER ISLAND for Kids

:  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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