Definition of sandbank
: a large deposit of sand forming a mound, hillside, bar, or shoal
Examples of sandbank in a Sentence
The ship ran aground on a sandbank.
Recent Examples of sandbank from the Web
Up to 25 percent of the world’s maritime traffic passes through the strait, which often has bad weather, cramped shipping lanes, strong currents, sandbanks and a wide range of tides.
The island would be around two square miles in size and would be located in the Dogger Bank, a windy shallow sandbank around 60 miles off the coast of England.
Huddling in the wind, walled in by desert sandbanks, they have been driven there by war.
Ireland approves the world's largest offshore wind park, 200 turbines on a sandbank 15 miles long and a mile wide.
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First Known Use of sandbank
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Definition of sandbank for English Language Learners
: a raised area of sand in a river, ocean, etc.
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