a large mass of sand, as on a shoal or hillside.

1580–90; sand + bank1 Unabridged
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sandbank (ˈsændˌbæŋk)
a submerged bank of sand in a sea or river, that may be exposed at low tide

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When someone grounded on a sandbank, pushing off with a paddle was all it took to start gliding smoothly again.
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