Definitions for oxbowˈɒksˌboʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
aU-shaped piece of wood placed under and around the neck of an ox with its upper ends in the bar of the yoke.
a bow-shaped bend in a river, or the land embraced by it. Also called ox′bow lake′. a bow-shaped lake formed in a former channel of a river.
Category: Geology, Geography (terms)
(adj.)having a compound curve with a concave section between two convex ones.
Origin of oxbow:
the land inside an oxbow bend in a river
a U-shaped curve in a stream
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
A U-shaped piece of wood used as a collar for an ox, the upper parts fastened to its yoke
A meander in a river; the land enclosed by such a loop