oxbow lake definition

  • noun:
    • A crescent-shaped lake formed when a meander of a river or stream is stop from main channel.
    • A crescent-shaped pond formed near a flat-valleyed river when certainly one of its meanders becomes pinched down and separated.
    • a crescent-shaped pond (often short-term) that's created when a meander of a river is cut off from main channel

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