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Definition of Oxbow lake

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Noun
1. a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel
(hypernym) lake
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
An abandoned meander isolated from the main stream channel by deposition, and filled with water.
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Oxbow Lake, located in Saint Paul, Virginia, offers the Saint Paul community a recreational area with walking and biking paths, a fishing area, and a picnic area. Saint Paul High School also uses its mile-round path to hold cross-country meets throughout the season.

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An oxbow lake is a U - shaped body of water formed when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off to create a lake. This landform is so named for its distinctive curved shape, resembling the bow pin of an oxbow. In Australia, an oxbow lake is known as a billabong, from the indigenous language Wiradjuri. The word "oxbow" can also refer to a U-shaped bend in a river or stream, whether or not it is cut off from the main stream.

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