sandbar


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

sandbar

[′san‚bär]
(geology)
A bar or low ridge of sand bordering the shore and built up, or near, to the surface of the water by currents or wave action. Also known as sand reef.
References in periodicals archive ?
New York City [United States], Dec 28 ( ANI ): A New York City ferry, with more than two dozen people, has struck a sandbar in Coney Island Channel.
An NYC Ferry boat carrying more than two dozen passengers ran aground on a sandbar off the Rockaways in Coney Island Channel on Wednesday evening, in what was the second incident in just a month for the new service.
In fact, geologist Dr Alan Lester believes that the stones were brought from afar and set atop the sandbar island chain.
The post Rescue team frees freighter from German sandbar appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
When picking a whiting spot the best bet is the deeper pockets between the outer sandbar and the shore.
In an estuary, the relative importance of the environment drivers is expected to be higher near the sandbar, where the ocean saltwater inflow creates an inhospitable environment for most species.
If you've never used an unpaved runway, tackling an Alaskan sandbar with your Cirrus probably isn't a good idea.
THE SANDBAR Beachwear welcome on the Gulf-front deck; the inside dining room offers more formal service: Florida fare with an emphasis on fresh seafood.
There's also Sandy Island, a South Pacific sandbar that existed on Google Earth until 2012--when an Australian expedition discovered that it never actually existed.
The sandbar pattern was taken in Lake Superior Provincial Park on an overcast windy day.
A bunch of folk were stranded on a beach on some Pacific sandbar, followed by TV cameras at a time when Big Brother was still a character in a George Orwell novel.
We knew the sandbar would go under, but we were fairly confident the tide wouldn't take over the rock.