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Noun: oxbow  'óks,bow
  1. The land inside an oxbow bend in a river
  2. A U-shaped curve in a stream
  3. 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

Derived forms: oxbows

Type of: dry land, earth, framework, ground, land, meander, solid ground, terra firma

Encyclopedia: Oxbow, OR