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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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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. Down there, on the lower shelf of the bank, I saw Antonia, seated alone under the pagoda-like elders.
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.
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. They felt no longing for the little village sleeping in the distance beyond the majestic waste of water.
And he also put into the hat certain schoolboy treasures of almost inestimable value -- among them a lump of chalk, an India-rubber ball, three fishhooks, and one of that kind of marbles known as a "sure 'nough crystal." 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.
A tow- head is a sandbar that has cottonwoods on it as thick as harrow-teeth.
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.
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.
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.
A SPEEDBOAT sank on a sandbar close to Aberdyfi yesterday leaving two men clinging to the vessel.
Jude's Hospital, including a Mardi Gras boat parade, poker runs and its signature Shakin' the Lake--a raftup on Lake Maurepaus' knee-deep sandbar, with a band performing from a floating barge.
Four proposals were submitted to CITES for uplisting of shark species to Appendix II to offer them greater protection: Proposal 15 for five shark species (Scalloped, Great and Smooth Hammerhead, Sandbar and Dusky Shark -- amended to remove the Sandbar and Dusky Shark); Proposal 16 for the Oceanic Whitetip by Palau and the United States; Proposal 17 for the Porbeagle Shark; and Proposal 18 for the Spiny Dogfish proposed by the EU and Palau.