Meaning of “fog bank” in the English Dictionary

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"fog bank" in British English

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fog banknoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈfɒɡ ˌbæŋk/ us /ˈfɑːɡ ˌbæŋk/

Examples from literature

  • But it was a losing race, for ten minutes later Steve saw that the fog bank was rolling down upon them and from somewhere to the eastward came the dismal hoot of a steamer feeling her way along. 
  • Fog banks in that section are unheard of at nine o'clock in the morning at this season, and we were more than a hundred miles from land, and what could fog and sand be doing there. 
  • The fog bank had scattered, and appeared now to be in a dozen smaller masses, floating off in the direction of Mobile Point. 
  • The wind was fresh from the south-west, which rolled up the fog banks, and then rolled them away. 
  • To the north and north-east the fog banks hung low on the sea. 

(Definition of “fog bank” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)