sandbar

noun sand·bar \ ˈsan(d)-ˌbär \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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

  1. We walked out onto the sandbar at low tide.

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First Known Use of sandbar

1766


SANDBAR Defined for English Language Learners

sandbar

noun

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

sandbar

noun sand·bar \ ˈsand-ˌbär \

Definition of sandbar for Students

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

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