from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crescent-shaped lake formed when a meander of a river or stream is cut off from the main channel.
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- n. A crescent-shaped lake formed near a flat-valleyed river when one of its meanders becomes pinched off and isolated.
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- n. a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel
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