Shoal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- 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)


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


...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

singular: shoal
plural: shoals
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