Barrier Reef Definition

noun
A long, narrow ridge of coral or rock parallel to and relatively near a coastline, separated from the coastline by a lagoon.
American Heritage
A long coral reef that is parallel to the shoreline, separated from the shore by a deep, wide lagoon.
Webster's New World

(nautical) A name given to reefs separated from the adjacent coast by a channel or lagoon.

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A long, narrow ridge of coral that runs parallel to the mainland and is separated from it by a deep lagoon.
American Heritage Science
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Other Word Forms of Barrier Reef

Noun

Singular:
barrier reef
Plural:
barrier reefs

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