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Definition of the noun oxbow

What does oxbow mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: oxbows

  1. the land inside an oxbow bend in a river
  2. a U-shaped curve in a stream
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic word: meander = a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
  3. a wooden framework bent in the shape of a U; its upper ends are attached to the horizontal yoke and the loop goes around the neck of an ox
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: frame / framework = a structure supporting or containing something

Alternative definition of the noun oxbow


  1. A U-shaped piece of wood used as a collar for an ox, the upper parts fastened to its yoke
  2. A meander in a river; the land enclosed by such a loop


  1. Oxbow is a Canadian town in the southeast of the province of Saskatchewan. It is located on the Canadian Pacific Railway and on Provincial Highway 18. It is approximately 58 kilometers west of Saskatchewan's border with Manitoba and approximately 26 kilometers north of Canada's border with the American state of North Dakota.
    • also known as Oxbow, Saskatchewan; Oxbow, Canada
    • part of Canada
    • read more about Oxbow (town)
  2. Oxbow is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 305 at the 2010 census. It is an upscale bedroom community of Fargo, located about 15 miles to the south.
  3. Oxbow is a plantation in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The population was 66 at the 2010 census.
  4. Oxbow is a hamlet in the town of Antwerp of Jefferson County, New York, United States. It was founded in 1817 by Abraham Cooper, an ancestor of Ambassador Charles W. Yost. It lies at an altitude of 354 feet. Located at Oxbow is the Dr. Abner Benton House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
  5. Oxbow a.k.a. Oxbow, Oregon: Oxbow is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States. Oxbow is located on Oregon Route 86 next to the Snake River near the Oxbow Dam on the Oregon-Idaho border, about 17 miles northeast of Halfway. Oxbow is just south of the site of the former mining town of Copperfield. Although it is unincorporated, Oxbow has a post office with a ZIP code of 97840.

There are other places with in their name, like Oxbow lake, Oxbow Park, Oxbow Regional Park.


Oxbow is an experimental rock band from San Francisco, California. Founded in 1989, Oxbow plays a blend of noise rock, avant-garde jazz, Contemporary classical music, and blues. The band has released six studio albums.


Oxbow is a brand of clothing and athletic equipment. Since its creation in 1985 in Pont-Audemer, France, Oxbow has positioned itself in the world of boardsports as an international brand. Oxbow restarted the World Longboard Championship in 1992, and sponsors athletes such as surfer Laird Hamilton and windsurfer Jason Polakow. Oxbow's Back to Powder winter event draws some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. The business is involved in five sports: surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, snowboarding, and skiing. Oxbow became an affiliate of the French group Lafuma in 2005.


Oxbow, an American Thoroughbred racehorse, is best known for winning the second jewel in the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, the 2013 Preakness Stakes. A bay colt, sired by a winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic and out of a full sister to another Breeders' Cup Classic winner, Oxbow was sold as a yearling at Keeneland for $250,000 and is owned by Brad Kelley of Calumet Farm. He was trained by D. Wayne Lukas and was ridden in his Triple Crown races by Gary Stevens.


"Oxbow" is a book by Ralph Kimball.


Oxbow: An oxbow is a U-shaped metal pole that fits the underside and the sides of the neck of an ox or bullock. A bow pin holds it in place.

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Google previewDocuments Accompanying the Journal of the Senate, of the State of Michigan (1838)

At the Annual Session ...

The Oxbow is an instance of this kind.

Google previewThe Modern Babes in the Wood (1872)

Or, Summerings in the Wilderness by Henry Perry Smith

The Great Oxbow is an immense curve in the river. A canal, 60 ft. in length cut across here, saves a distance of 2 m. Just below, at a beautiful spot, where a spring of the purest water comes gushing up, travelers often stop to lunch. There is a ...

Google previewDocuments Accompanying the Journal ... (1838)

by Michigan. Legislature

The Oxbow is an instance of this kind.

Google previewDocuments Accompanying the Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, at the Annual Session of ... (1838)

The Oxbow is an instance ...

Google previewThe Man Who Saw a Ghost (2012)

The Life and Work of Henry Fonda by Devin McKinney

As an antilynching statement, OxBow is a strong dose. It is brave in implying a relation between manliness and sadism, and its energy is bracingly modern: The frames breathe realism, toughness, cool. Indeed, with its highcontrast lighting, ...

Google previewThe Founding Fish (2003)

by John McPhee

The Northampton oxbow is a cutoff meander in the Connecticut River that has been further occluded by Interstate 91, like a bar sinister traversing the letter C. The resulting lagoon is, in Willys words, "a tremendous nursery ground for fish.

Google previewConcept Formation (2014)

Knowledge and Experience in Unsupervised Learning by Douglas H. Fisher, Michael J. Pazzani, Pat Langley

OXBOW is a module in a larger system called MEANDER (Iba, 1991) that addresses a wide range of learning and performance issues related to recognition and generation of human motor behavior. The methods used here also incorporate ...

Google previewEssentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations , Basic Geotechnics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An oxbow is a Ushaped metal pole that fits the .

Google previewHistory of Michigan, Civil and Topographical (1839)

In a Compendious Form : with a View of the Surrounding Lakes by James Henry Lanman

The Oxbow is an instance of this kind. Here, after making a circuit of a mile and one-fourth, it APPENDIX. 373.

Google previewLexicon of geologic names of the United States for 1936-1960 (1966)

by Grace C. Keroher

Oxbow Dolomite (in Bertie Group) Upper Silurian (Murderian) : Central New York. D. W. Fisher, 1959, New York State Mus. Sci. Service Geol. Survey Map and Chart Ser. 1. Overlies Forge Hollow shale ; underlies unnamed dolomite.

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

When the river breaks through this narrow stretch of land, the old meander becomes a temporary lake; oxbow lakes quickly fill up and become hollows in the landscape. Rasmussen and Ossa (2011) Phys. Geog. 32, 6,497 report that oxbow ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Shamanism (2015)

by Graham Harvey, Robert J. Wallis

Oxford, UK: Oxbow, 2010. Gyrus Orbitalis. “On Prehistoric Rock Art and Psychedelic Experiences,” 2000. Available online at essays/rockpsych. Hedeager, L. “Split Bodies in the Late Iron Age/Viking Age of Scandinavia.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Byzantium (2012)

by John H. Rosser

Oxford: Oxbow, 2005. Brett, G., W. J. Macaulay, and R. B. K. Stevenson. The Great Palace of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2012)

Volume 1: Africa by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

Oxford: Oxbow Books, 83–105.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

Oxford: Oxbow;1995. Palaeolithic early 10. Fischer A. Atthe border ofhuman habitat: The late and Mesolithic in Scandinavia. In: Larsson L,ed.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Science (2009)

by New York Academy of Sciences, Timothy M. Kusky

oxbow lake involved in uplifting and deforming mountains for the past several or tens of centuries. By the middle 1800s the processes involved in the formation of mountains became known as orogeny. Early ideas suggested that ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

2: As a result of the pattern of erosion and deposition, meander migrates as shown oxbow lake (cutoff). A crescent-shaped lake that was formerly part of a river meander. Oxbow lakes are typical features of meandering rivers, and result from ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

1: Pattern of erosion and deposition in a meandering reach erosion erosion erosion erosion deposition deposition oxbow oxbow oxbow Fig. 2: As a result of the pattern of erosion and deposition, meander migrates as shown Fig. 3: In a storm, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Literature (2013)

by EPUB 2-3

OxBow. Incident. 1940 Work Author: Walter Van Tilburg Clark Walter Van Tilburg Clark's riveting story of the lynching of innocent men is a Western without heroes. The story is narrated by Art Croft,a cowboy who has been tending cattle onthe ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

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Scrabble value of O1X8B3O1W4

The value of this 5-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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