- bomboora (obsolete)
bombora (plural bomboras)
- (Australia) A shallow isolated piece of reef located a distance offshore.
- 1993, Tim Winton, Land's Edge, Picador 2014, p. 10:
- The remainder of my life was indoor stuff […] but even from school I could see the bomboras breaking way out to sea on a high swell, there at the corner of my eye.
- 2008, Yvette Allum, The Lonely Sea, unnumbered page,
- It took Sue Dockar a good half hour to swim out to her target bombora, a moderate swim in spearfishing terms.
- 2012, Phil Jarratt, Australia's Hottest 100 Surfing Legends, unnumbered page,
- He was also considered to be one of Australia's best big-wave riders, tackling the Queenscliff and Bare Island bomboras on the very biggest days.
- ^ 1966, Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, chapter XV, section 3, page 321.
- ^ 1933 May 27, The Bulletin, page 24, quoted in 1985, G. A. Wilkes, A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, second edition, Sydney University Press, ISBN 0-424-00113-6 — Bombora is an aboriginal word applied to the high-crested wave which breaks ... over submerged rocks near the coastline.