land bridge

noun

Definition of land bridge

1 : a strip of land connecting two landmasses (as two continents or a continent and an island)
2 usually landbridge : an overland route (as by rail) for shipping cargo from a port across a country

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“Land bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/land%20bridge. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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