Definition of Oxbow

1. Noun. The land inside an oxbow bend in a river.




2. Noun. A U-shaped curve in a stream.
Generic synonyms: Meander

3. Noun. A wooden framework bent in the shape of a U; its upper ends are attached to the horizontal yoke and the loop goes around the neck of an ox.
Generic synonyms: Framework

Definition of Oxbow

1. n. A frame of wood, bent into the shape of the letter U, and embracing an ox's neck as a kind of collar, the upper ends passing through the bar of the yoke; also, anything so shaped, as a bend in a river.

Definition of Oxbow

1. Noun. A U-shaped piece of wood used as a collar for an ox, the upper parts fastened to its yoke ¹

2. Noun. A meander in a river; the land enclosed by such a loop ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oxbow

1. a U-shaped piece of wood in an ox yoke [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oxbow

1. A frame of wood, bent into the shape of the letter U, and embracing an ox's neck as a kind of collar, the upper ends passing through the bar of the yoke; also, anything so shaped, as a bend in a river. (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Oxbow

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1. Dodge's Advanced Geography by Richard Elwood Dodge (1906)
"They are sometimes known as oxbow lakes, and the new stretch of river cutting ... A portion of the Mississippi River, showing meanders and an oxbow lake. ..."

2. Michigan Poets and Poetry: With Portraits and Biographies by Warren Wayne Lamport (1904)
"When Gabriel blows his trumpet, I calculate to wake To glory, or to somethin', right here by oxbow Lake! The Same Old Town FLOYD D. RAZE LIKE a lonesome ..."

3. Everyday Science by William Henry Snyder (1919)
"oxbow LAKES A stretch of the Mississippi and some of its abandoned meanders. it. In some places the embankment is fifteen or twenty feet above the rest of ..."

4. Woods and Waters, Or, The Saranacs and Racquet by Alfred Billings Street (1860)
"CHAPTER XHL Down the Racket.—Old Ramrod.—Trout Fishing at Half-Way Brook.—A Water-Maple.—Cloud Pictures.—Woods in the Wind.—The Great oxbow. ..."

5. Geography and Geology of Minnesota by Christopher Webber Hall (1903)
"The Mississippi river in town 47, range 23, showing meanders and oxbow lakes this almost continuous bed of thickening silt it works its way with extreme ..."

6. The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1895)
"ON Saturday, tho day of June,, the " State Banner and Delphian Oracle," published weekly at oxbow Village, one of the principal centres in a thriving ..."

7. ... The Russian River: A Characteristic Stream of the California Coast Ranges by Ruliff Stephen Holway (1917)
"THE oxbow CUTOFF AT GUERNEVILLE Wherever loops occur in a meandering river there is a tendency for erosion on the outside of the curves to cut away the ..."

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