oxbow meaning

Pronunciation:   "oxbow" in a sentence
Noun: oxbow  óksbow
  1. The land inside an oxbow bend in a river 
  2. A U-shaped curve in a stream 
  3. A wooden framework bent in the shape of a U; its upper ends are attached to the horizontal yoke and the loop goes around the neck of an ox

Derived forms: oxbows

Type of: dry land, earth, framework, ground, land, meander, solid ground, terra firma

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  1. Our pasture bordered a bit of the 16-section Oxbow.
  2. This oxbow flows around an exclave of Fulton County, Kentucky.
  3. The new facility for Oxbow Creek Elementary School opened in 2001.
  4. This causes the presence of wetlands, oxbow lakes and backswamps.
  5. It is the largest oxbow lake in the state of Missouri.

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