American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sandbar that connects an island to the mainland or to another island.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sand-reef by which an island is connected with the mainland. See the extract.
- From Italian tombolo ("pillow"), from Latin tumulus ("mound"), from tumeō ("I swell"). (Wiktionary)
- Italian, from Latin tumulus, mound; see tumulus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To clinch the victory, Valencic won a best-of-five final round, which included a question asking for the Italian name for sediment deposits that connect a shoreline with an offshore island: tombolo.”
““The Word of the Day,” he said, and his voice filled all the rooms of the school, “is tombolo.”
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