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Meaning of oxbow

ox•bow

Pronunciation: (oks'bō"), [key]
— n.
  1. a-shaped piece of wood placed under and around the neck of an ox with its upper ends in the bar of the yoke.
    1. a bow-shaped bend in a river, or the land embraced by it.
    2. Also calledox&prim;bow lake&prim;.a bow-shaped lake formed in a former channel of a river.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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