tombolo

noun
tom·bo·lo | \ˈtōm-bə-ˌlō, ˈtäm- \
plural tombolos

Definition of tombolo 

: a sand or gravel bar connecting an island with the mainland or another island

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Recent storms have made the tombolo weaker, so currents are increasing within the lagoon, but the beach still remains a safe bet for families. Timbers Kauai, The Seattle Times, "Discover Kauai’s hidden gems," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of tombolo

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tombolo

Italian, from Latin tumulus mound, tumulus

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