barrier island


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barrier island

n.
A long, relatively narrow island running parallel to the mainland, built up by the action of waves and currents and serving to protect the coast from erosion by surf and tidal surges.

bar′rier is′land


n.
a broad, sandy island that runs parallel to the mainland and protects it from hurricanes, tidal waves, etc.
[1940–45]

bar·ri·er island

(băr′ē-ər)
A long, narrow sand island that is parallel to the mainland and serves to protect the coast from erosion.

barrier island

A long, low, narrow, sandy island separated from the mainland by a lagoon.
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Noun1.barrier island - a long narrow sandy island (wider than a reef) running parallel to the shorebarrier island - a long narrow sandy island (wider than a reef) running parallel to the shore
island - a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
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accretion and erosion) to those occurring at the scale of the barrier island system (e.
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