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barrier island meaning

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  • Noun: barrier island
    1. A long narrow sandy island (wider than a reef) running parallel to the shore

    Derived forms: barrier islands

    Type of: island

    Encyclopedia: Barrier island

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  1. The barrier islands here were spared the worst of the wind.
  2. The sandy barrier island is more or less at sea level.
  3. On Fort Myers Beach, sea water swamped the barrier island.
  4. In 1951 Barber Bridge was built from mainland to barrier islands.
  5. The town is situated on the barrier island of Estero Island.

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