sand·​bar | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌbär How to pronounce sandbar (audio) \

Definition of sandbar

: a ridge of sand built up by currents especially in a river or in coastal waters

Examples of sandbar in a Sentence

We walked out onto the sandbar at low tide.
Recent Examples on the Web Herford says the child was playing in shallows by a sandbar near Merryville and was swept away by the river. CBS News, 29 Aug. 2022 Sand tiger, sandbar and dusky sharks are some of the more common species found near shore. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Aug. 2022 Sand tiger, sandbar and dusky sharks are commonly found near shore. Julia Musto, Fox News, 30 July 2022 Above the banks, sandbar willows offer patches of shade. Rachel Schnalzer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2022 Sand tiger, sandbar and dusky sharks are some of the more common species found near shore. Arijeta Lajka, ajc, 29 July 2022 On Thursday, firefighters used airbags, typically used for moving sunken boats, to lift the plane off a sandbar and move it to a nearby dock. Nick Stoico,, 1 July 2022 Appleton explained that the lush canopy of plants above them were native sandbar willows, which have a tremendous impact on the habitat. Matt Pawlik, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2022 James Carroll with the Brewton Fire Department told the Standard Shipp was apparently struck by lightning and was unresponsive on a sandbar when emergency personnel arrived. Leada Gore |, al, 13 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sandbar

1766, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandbar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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sand·​bar | \ ˈsand-ˌbär How to pronounce sandbar (audio) \

Kids Definition of sandbar

: a ridge of sand formed in water by tides or currents

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