Definition of point bar in English:

point bar

Syllabification: point bar


  • An alluvial deposit that forms by accretion on the inner side of an expanding loop of a river.
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    • Sediment deposited on the inside of the bend forms a point bar.
    • Collinson also suggested that the units of low-angle cross-stratified conglomerate record either bar shifting within a braided system or the migration of a point bar in a gravel-bed meandering stream.
    • The high I.V. of boxelder in a point bar dominated by cottonwood is an example of such a combination.

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