oxbow

noun ox·bow \ ˈäks-ˌbō \

Definition of oxbow

1 :a U-shaped frame forming a collar about an ox's neck and holding the yoke in place
2 :something (such as a bend in a river) resembling an oxbow

oxbow

adjective

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First Known Use of oxbow

14th century


OXBOW Defined for English Language Learners

oxbow

noun

Definition of oxbow for English Language Learners

  • : a place where a river curves in the shape of a U


OXBOW Defined for Kids

oxbow

noun ox·bow \ ˈäks-ˌbō \

Definition of oxbow for Students

:a bend in a river in the shape of a U

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