Definition of boulder bank in English:

boulder bank


  • A large natural deposit of alluvial boulders, typically at a river mouth.

    ‘across a narrow boulder bank is Cable Bay’
    • ‘Drive across the boulder bank to Pepin Island, though, and you're told to stop right there.’
    • ‘Cloudy Bay lies just the other side of the Boulder Bank to the east.’
    • ‘We climbed the lighthouse, then had fish and chips and a walk on the boulder bank.’
    • ‘It's a fast-breaking left-hander that peels for 150m along a boulder bank.’
    • ‘This reserve covers 948 hectares and protects an adjoining area, the famous Nelson boulder bank.’
    • ‘There's a great view of the boulder bank, one of a very few in the world.’
    • ‘It crashed into a barrier, rolled over the boulder bank and crashed into the sea.’
    • ‘The boulder bank is a long coastal spit a few kilometres offshore from the city of Nelson.’
    • ‘There were long, sunny, seafood lunches overlooking the Boulder Bank.’
    • ‘When the surf is up and the mood takes him, the artist puts aside his paints and heads to the boulder bank.’