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OXBOW LAKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oxbow lake mean? 

OXBOW LAKE (noun)
  The noun OXBOW LAKE has 1 sense:

1. a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel

  Familiarity information: OXBOW LAKE used as a noun is very rare.


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OXBOW LAKE (noun)


Sense 1oxbow lake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("oxbow lake" is a kind of...):

lake (a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land)


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