sandbank

noun
sand·​bank | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌbaŋk How to pronounce sandbank (audio) \

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 on the Web Adding to the problems, there has been extensive tourism development on the narrow, 13-mile sandbank known as La Manga, or the Sleeve, that separates the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean. New York Times, 17 Oct. 2021 Adding to the problems, there has been extensive tourism development on the narrow, 13-mile sandbank known as La Manga, or the Sleeve, that separates the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Oct. 2021 The initial plotline actually happened to Goswami-Banerjee and her husband, Amitava Banerjee, whose boat got marooned on a sandbank during a trip to the Sundarbans, and the forestry service tried to help. Rachel Kramer Bussel, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Other programming is available to wellness guests as well, including off-island experiences on a private sandbank, sunset dinners, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 3 Oct. 2021 In one of the largest cases of whale beaching ever recorded globally, Australian rescuers last year saved 108 of the 470 whales that landed on a wide, remote sandbank in the rugged Macquarie Harbour of Tasmania. Alyssa Lukpat, New York Times, 31 July 2021 Back on firmer soil again, Wilbrink pointed out Engelsmanplaat, a historically significant sandbank with a birdwatching tower. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 Trying to keep everyone healthy and safe, spirits high, and the world afloat during a global pandemic has been a little bit like trying to dig a 200,000-ton ship out of a sandbank and push it through a very thin passage. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 29 Mar. 2021 On the night of the attack, Sept. 3, 2009, Taliban fighters hijacked two tankers carrying NATO fuel and then got stuck on a sandbank in the Kunduz River, about four miles from the NATO base in the northern city of Kunduz. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of sandbank

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandbank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandbank. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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sandbank

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sandbank

: a raised area of sand in a river, ocean, etc.

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