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A sand or gravel bar or spit that connects an island with another island or an island with the mainland. Also known as connecting bar; tie bar; tying bar.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



one of the depositional forms of a shoreline. It is a low, narrow band of sand, gravel, or shell detritus that connects a nearby island with the shoreline. It is formed primarily as a result of beach and longshore drift.

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The central part of the city lies on the plateau-like elevation from which Toompea Hill towers, connected with the rest of the plateau by a narrow neck (tombolo).
The Peninsula, with a tabular topography, represents an erosional surface that was submerged in times of high sea stands during the Pleistocene, and connected to the main land during cold phases or, as today, by a narrow sand tombolo during low sea stand phases.
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From a scientific standpoint, in the geomorphological field a natural asset can have a certain amount of importance, conferred by various scientific values (Panizza and Piacente, 1989): as a model of geomorphological evolution, e.g., a river meander in an alluvial plain (figure 1); as an object of educational exemplarity, such as a littoral tombolo (figure 2); as paleogeomorphological evidence, such as a river terrace or a glacial circus.
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