sandbar etymology

English word sandbar comes from English bar, English sand

Detailed word origin of sandbar

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bar English (eng) A non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals, approximately equal to atmospheric pressure at sea level. (horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.. Except, other than, besides. (UK, Parliament) A dividing line (physical or notional) in the chamber of a legislature beyond which only members and officials may pass.. (UK, law) The railing [...]
sand English (eng) Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand. (countable, figurative) A moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life (referring to the sand in an hourglass).. (countable, obsolete) A single grain of sand.. (countable, often, _, in the plural) A beach or other expanse of sand.. (uncountable) Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more [...]
sandbar English (eng) A ridge of sand caused by the action of waves along a shore.

Words with the same origin as sandbar

Descendants of bar