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shoal

adjective \ ˈshōl \

Examples of shoal in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of shoal

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

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shoal

noun
1 : shallow
2 : a sandbank or sandbar that makes the water shallow

First Known Use of shoal

1555

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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shoal

verb
: to become shallow
1 : to come to a shallow or less deep part of
2 : to cause to become shallow or less deep

First Known Use of shoal

1574

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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shoal

noun
: a large group or number : crowd
  • a shoal of fish

Origin and Etymology of shoal

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

First Known Use of shoal

1610

in the meaning defined above

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SHOAL Defined for Kids

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shoal

adjective \ ˈshōl \
shoaler; shoalest
: 1shallow 1
  • shoal water

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shoal

noun
1 : a place where a sea, lake, or river is shallow
2 : a mound or ridge of sand just below the surface of the water

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shoal

noun
: 3school
  • a shoal of mackerel


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