Shoal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃəʊl|  American pronunciation of the word shoal
Brit.  |ʃəʊl|  British pronunciation of the word shoal

noun

- a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
- a stretch of shallow water (syn: shallow)
- a large group of fish (syn: school)

verb

- make shallow (syn: shallow)
- become shallow (syn: shallow)

Examples

...shoal waters of the bay meant that our ship had to be moored a considerable distance from shore...

Tourists visit the city in shoals.

A shoal of fish swam past heading for the open sea (=part of the sea away from land).

Word forms

noun
singular: shoal
plural: shoals
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