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[sand-bangk] /ˈsændˌbæŋk/
a large mass of sand, as on a shoal or hillside.
Origin of sandbank
1580-90; sand + bank1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • How could one of these be reached, if their fellow on the sandbank joined them?

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • With this determination they rushed on over the sandbank, closely pursued by the peccaries.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • On the very edge of the sandbank there's a string of white sea-swallows, sitting each on its own reflection.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • The ship still refused to answer the helm and grounded on a sandbank.

  • This he did, and the corn being cursed there sprang up on that spot a sandbank which gradually ruined the harbour and the town.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • In the centre of this was a sandbank just below the surface.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • On the morning of the 21st she grounded on a sandbank and filled.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • But then he thought of how deep Gus had been shoved into that sandbank.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Why that scared little old peddler would be afraid to rob a sandbank.

    The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters Charles Henry Lerrigo
  • "Kidnapped off the sandbank," he continued, looking at her fixedly to see how she would take it.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for sandbank


a submerged bank of sand in a sea or river, that may be exposed at low tide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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