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shoal

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adjective \ˈshōl\

Definition of shoal

  1. :  shallow

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


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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become shallow

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to come to a shallow or less deep part of

  5. 2 :  to cause to become shallow or less deep

1574

First Known Use of shoal

1574

Other Oceanography Terms


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shoal

noun

Definition of shoal

  1. :  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: 1579


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shoal

verb

Definition of shoal

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  throng, school

1610

First Known Use of shoal

1610


SHOAL Defined for Kids

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shoal

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adjective \ˈshōl\

Definition of shoal for Students

shoaler

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shoalest

  1. :  1shallow 1 shoal water


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shoal

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noun

Definition of shoal for Students

  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


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shoal

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noun

Definition of shoal for Students

  1. :  3school a shoal of mackerel



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