oxbow lake(redirected from Ox bow lake)
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oxbow lake[′äks‚bō ¦lāk]
The crescent-shaped body of water located alongside a stream in an abandoned oxbow after a neck cutoff is formed and the ends of the original bends are silted up. Also known as crescentic lake; cutoff lake; horseshoe lake; loop lake; moat; mortlake; oxbow.