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English definition of “oxbow lake”

oxbow lake

noun [C]     /ˌɒks.bəʊˈleɪk/ US  /ˌɑːks.boʊˈ-/ specialized
a curved lake that was originally a bend in a river but became separated when the river took a new, straighter course Inland waters
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