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shoal

adjective

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lacking significant physical depth
  • shoal waters of the bay meant that our ship had to be moored a considerable distance from shore

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shoal

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of shoal (Entry 2 of 2)

a place where a body of water (as a sea or river) is shallow
  • the shoals off Nantucket Island are famous as the final resting places of many ill-fated ships

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The first known use of shoal was circa 1554

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“Shoal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shoal. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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