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Meaning of shoal

shoal

Pronunciation: (shōl), [key]
— n.
  1. a place where a sea, river, or other body of water is shallow.
  2. a sandbank or sand bar in the bed of a body of water, esp. one that is exposed above the surface of the water at low tide.
—adj.
  1. of little depth, as water; shallow.
—v.i.
  1. to become shallow or more shallow.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to become shallow.
  2. to sail so as to lessen the depth of (the water under a vessel).

shoal

Pronunciation: (shōl), [key]
— n.
  1. any large number of persons or things.
  2. a school of fish.
—v.i.
  1. to collect in a shoal; throng.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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