barrier reef

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

barrier reef

noun

: a long coral reef that is near a shore

Full Definition of BARRIER REEF

:  a coral reef roughly parallel to a shore and separated from it usually by a lagoon

First Known Use of BARRIER REEF

1805

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