a U -shaped piece of wood placed under and around the neck of an ox with its upper ends in the bar of the yoke.
Physical Geography, Geology.
a U-shaped piece of wood fitted under and around the neck of a harnessed ox and attached to the yoke
Also called oxbow lake, cutoff. a small curved lake lying on the flood plain of a river and constituting the remnant of a former meander
also ox-bow, mid-14c., “wooden collar for an ox,” from ox + bow (n.1). Meaning “semicircular bend in a river” is from 1797, American English (New England); meaning “curved lake left after an oxbow meander has been cut off by a change in the river course” is from 1898. The reference is to similarity of shape.
A sharp, U-shaped bend in a river. The bend is so sharp that only a narrow neck of land is left between the two parts of the river.
[oks-brij] /ˈɒksˌbrɪdʒ/ Chiefly British noun 1. Oxford or Cambridge University, or both, especially in contrast with the redbrick universities of England. 2. upper-class intellectual life in England, as felt to be under the influence of Oxford and Cambridge universities: a bitter attack on Oxbridge by the younger writers. adjective 3. of, relating to, or characteristic […]
[oks-kahrt] /ˈɒksˌkɑrt/ noun 1. an ox-drawn .
[ok-suh n] /ˈɒk sən/ noun 1. a plural of . [oks] /ɒks/ noun, plural oxen for 1, 2, oxes for 3. 1. the adult castrated male of the genus Bos, used chiefly as a draft animal. 2. any member of the bovine family. 3. Informal. a clumsy, stupid fellow. /ˈɒksən/ noun 1. the plural of […]
[oks] /ɒks/ noun, plural oxen for 1, 2, oxes for 3. 1. the adult castrated male of the genus Bos, used chiefly as a draft animal. 2. any member of the bovine family. 3. Informal. a clumsy, stupid fellow. /ɒks/ noun (pl) oxen (ˈɒksən) 1. an adult castrated male of any domesticated species of cattle, […]