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shoal

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adjective \ˈshōl\

Definition of shoal

  1. :  shallow



Examples of shoal

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



Origin of shoal

alteration of Middle English shold, from Old English sceald — more at skeleton


First Known Use: circa 1554

Other Oceanography Terms


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shoal

noun

Definition of shoal

  1. 1 :  shallow

  2. 2 :  a sandbank or sandbar that makes the water shallow



1555

First Known Use of shoal

1555


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shoal

verb

Definition of shoal

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to become shallow

    2. transitive verb
    3. 1 :  to come to a shallow or less deep part of

    4. 2 :  to cause to become shallow or less deep



    1574

    First Known Use of shoal

    1574

    Other Oceanography Terms


    4

    shoal

    noun

    Definition of shoal

    1. :  a large group or number :  crowd <a shoal of fish>



    Origin of shoal

    Middle English *shole, from Old English scolu multitude — more at school


    First Known Use: 1579


    5

    shoal

    intransitive verb

    Definition of shoal



    1610

    First Known Use of shoal

    1610


    SHOAL Defined for Kids

    1

    shoal

    play
    adjective \ˈshōl\

    Definition of shoal

    shoal·ershoal·est

    1. :  1shallow 1 <shoal water>




    2

    shoal

    play
    noun

    Definition of shoal

    1. 1 :  a place where a sea, lake, or river is shallow

    2. 2 :  a mound or ridge of sand just below the surface of the water




    3

    shoal

    play
    noun

    Definition of shoal

    1. :  3school <a shoal of mackerel>





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