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 of sandbar from the Web
The winds push water down, forcing waves to eventually recede back into the lake, getting caught on sandbars and creating fatal currents, similar to the way the puddle moved on the sand in Pratt's beach demonstration.
The water is a milky brown, full of silt from upriver that, about a millennium ago, began to pile up where the river and ocean currents meet — a sandbar that has grown into a 470-square-mile alluvial island.
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First Known Use of sandbar
SANDBAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sandbar for English Language Learners
: a raised area of sand with a top that is near or just above the surface of the water in an ocean, lake, or river
SANDBAR Defined for Kids
Definition of sandbar for Students
: a ridge of sand formed in water by tides or currents
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