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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.