noun Date: 14th century 1. a U-shaped frame forming a collar about an ox's neck and holding the yoke in place 2. something (as a bend in a river) resembling an oxbow • oxbow adjective

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  • Oxbow — (engl. für Ochsen Jochbogen) ist der Name mehrerer Orte: in der Provinz Saskatchewan, Kanada: Oxbow (Kanada) in Maine, USA: Oxbow (Maine) in Butha Buthe, Lesotho: Oxbow (Lesotho) Weitere Bedeutungen: Oxbow ist ein 1985 gegründeter französischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oxbow — Oxbow, ND U.S. city in North Dakota Population (2000): 248 Housing Units (2000): 84 Land area (2000): 0.406874 sq. miles (1.053798 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.406874 sq. miles (1.053798 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • oxbow — (n.) also ox bow, mid 14c., wooden collar for an ox, from OX (Cf. ox) + BOW (Cf. bow) (n.1). Meaning semicircular bend in a river is from 1797, American English (New England); meaning curved lake left after an oxbow meander has been cut off by a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • oxbow — [äks′bō΄] n. [ME oxboue: see OX & BOW2] 1. either of the U shaped parts of an ox yoke: an oxbow passes under and around the neck of a yoked ox: see YOKE ☆ 2. a) something shaped like this, as a bend in a river b) …   English World dictionary

  • Oxbow — Ox bow , n. A frame of wood, bent into the shape of the letter U, and embracing an ox s neck as a kind of collar, the upper ends passing through the bar of the yoke; also, anything so shaped, as a bend in a river. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxbow — ► NOUN 1) a loop formed by a horseshoe bend in a river. 2) the U shaped collar of an ox yoke …   English terms dictionary

  • Oxbow — Création 1985 à Pont Audemer Personnages clés Laird Hamilton, Jason Polakow, Matt Meola, Kai Lenny, JP Solberg, Kalle Ohlson …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Oxbow — For other uses, see Oxbow (disambiguation). A wooden ox (bullock) yoke, bows and chain as used by a pair of bullocks or oxen in a team. An oxbow is a U shaped wooden or metal frame that fits under and around the neck of an ox or bullock, with its …   Wikipedia

  • oxbow —    A closely looping stream meander having an extreme curvature such that only a neck of land is left between the two parts of the stream. (colloquial: northeastern USA) The land enclosed, or partly enclosed, within an oxbow.    Compare: meander… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • oxbow — /oks boh /, n. 1. a U shaped piece of wood placed under and around the neck of an ox with its upper ends in the bar of the yoke. 2. Physical Geog., Geol. a. a bow shaped bend in a river, or the land embraced by it. b. Also called oxbow lake. a… …   Universalium

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