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