oxbow


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oxbow \Ox"bow`\, n.
   A frame of wood, bent into the shape of the letter U, and
   embracing an ox's neck as a kind of collar, the upper ends
   passing through the bar of the yoke; also, anything so
   shaped, as a bend in a river.
   [1913 Webster]
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