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sand·bar

 (sănd′bär′)
n.
A ridge of sand formed in a river or along a shore by the action of waves or currents.

sandbar

(ˈsændˌbɑː)
n
(Geological Science) a ridge of sand in a river or sea, built up by the action of tides, currents, etc, and often exposed at low tide

sand·bar

(sănd′bär′)
A long mass or low ridge of sand built up in the water along a shore or beach by the action of waves or currents.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandbar - a bar of sandsandbar - a bar of sand        
bar - a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
sand - a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
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The sandbars, with their clean white beaches and their little groves of willows and cottonwood seedlings, were a sort of No Man's Land, little newly created worlds that belonged to the Black Hawk boys.
Out in the stream the sandbars glittered like glass, and the light trembled in the willow thickets as if little flames were leaping among them.
I peeped over the edge of the bank to see the little stream that made the noise; it flowed along perfectly clear over the sand and gravel, cut off from the muddy main current by a long sandbar.
A tow- head is a sandbar that has cottonwoods on it as thick as harrow-teeth.
Tom stirred up the other pirates and they all clattered away with a shout, and in a minute or two were stripped and chasing after and tumbling over each other in the shallow limpid water of the white sandbar.
Then he tiptoed his way cautiously among the trees till he felt that he was out of hearing, and straightway broke into a keen run in the direction of the sandbar.
At length he found foothold on a sandbar, and taking to his heels, whirled the boat after him like a whale when harpooned; so that the hunters were obliged to cast off their rope, with which strange head-gear the venerable bull made off to the prairies.
They took his mind back a long way, to a campfire on a sandbar in a Western river, and he wished he could go back and sit down with them.
As the dusk deepened, the great beacon cut swathes of light through it, sweeping in a circle over the fields and the harbor, the sandbar and the gulf.
Based on satellite images obtained from GoogleEarth (2006) and Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informatica (2000) and from published records (Alcock, 1992; Mellink and Palacios, 1993; Palacios and Mellink, 1996; Zuria and Mellink, 2002, 2005), we identified potential locations to survey that were flat, sparsely vegetated sandbars, spits, shellpiles, and salt flats within 3 km of open water.
China's claim includes almost the entire South China Sea, well into what the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea recognises as the 200-mile-from-shore Exclusive Economic Zones of other claimants, resulting in competition to occupy islands, reefs and sandbars.
These small birds nest on barren sandbars along rivers, oxbows, and man-made impoundments adjacent to rivers.