from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sandbar that connects an island to the mainland or to another island.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A spit of sand linking an island to the mainland (or to another island), formed by longshore drift.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sand-reef by which an island is connected with the mainland. See the extract.
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.