Tombolo meaning

tŏmbə-lō
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A sandbar that connects an island to the mainland or to another island.
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A bar of sand or other sediment connecting an island to the mainland or another island.
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A sand or gravel bar that connects an island to the mainland or to another island.
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A spit of sand linking an island to the mainland (to another island), formed by longshore drift.
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Origin of tombolo

  • Italian from Latin tumulus mound tumulus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian tombolo (“pillow"), from Latin tumulus (“mound"), from tumeō (“I swell").

    From Wiktionary