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land bridge

noun
1.
Geology. an actual or hypothetical strip of land, subject to submergence, that connects adjacent continental landmasses and serves as a route of dispersal for plants and animals:
a prehistoric land bridge between Asia and North America.
2.
a transcontinental rail route between countries, as those in Europe and the Far East, considered faster and less costly than all-sea routes.
Also, landbridge [land-brij] /ˈlændˌbrɪdʒ/ (Show IPA).
Origin of land bridge
1895-1900
1895-1900
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land bridge

noun
1.
(in zoogeography) a connecting tract of land between two continents, enabling animals to pass from one continent to the other
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