oxbow lake

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oxbow lake a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel
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Usage

In literature:

Near the middle Neosho station, a large population was present in an oxbow lake that is frequently flooded by the river.
"Fish Populations, Following a Drought, in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers of Kansas" by James Everett Deacon
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In news:

With its antediluvian palmettos, teeming sloughs and oxbow lakes, and mighty live oaks, a trip to Brazos Bend can feel like time-travel to the Cretaceous Period.
ORLEANS-After falling to the Lake Region Ranger girls in Bradford a week ago, Oxbow made the adjustments they needed as they recorded a 2-0 win at Ranger Field.
OXBOW –Another day, another three points for Lake Region's Tyrah Urie, as the sophomore had two goals and an assist to help lead the Lady Rangers past Oxbow Olympians 3-0.
A friend and I recently fished an old oxbow lake near the Mississippi River for six hours and caught one fish — yes, just one.
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