- either of the -shaped parts of an ox yoke: an oxbow passes under and around the neck of a yoked ox
- something shaped like this, as a bend in a river
- the land within such a bend
Origin of oxbowMiddle English oxboue: see ox and bow
- A U-shaped piece of wood that fits under and around the neck of an ox, with its upper ends attached to the bar of the yoke.
- a. A U-shaped bend in a river.b. The land within such a bend of a river.
the Norman River