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1A loop formed by a horseshoe bend in a river.
- ‘Most of the lakes of Jammu & Kashmir are remnants of ancient oxbows created by numerous rivers as they meandered within the valleys.’
- ‘Population A was located adjacent to an oxbow of the Bowie River, in Forest County, Mississippi.’
- ‘In essence, the stream follows a lower, more confined route, whilst a series of meandering high-level oxbows provide convenient bypasses.’
- ‘Here the river is fabulous, clear and convoluted, with ponds jammed with yellow flag irises where there are springs or oxbows.’
- ‘After Neef and Bullay, the Mosel forms a characteristic oxbow, passing the town of Zell and leading into the Bereich Bernkastel.’
- 1.1short for oxbow lake
- ‘Horseshoe Lake was an oxbow of the Mississippi River.’
- ‘The minnow's range likely ebbed as insulated oxbows and shallow pools gradually disappeared.’
2A U-shaped collar of an ox-yoke.
- ‘It is held on the animals' necks by an oxbow, usually U-shaped, that also transmits force from the animals' shoulders.’
- ‘A yoke is a heavy wooden frame or oxbow used to harness a team of oxen.’
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