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Noun: shoal  shówl
  1. A sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
  2. A stretch of shallow water
    - shallow
  3. A large group of fish
    "a shoal of small glittering fish swam by";
    - school
Verb: shoal  shówl
  1. Make shallow
    "The silt shoaled the canal";
    - shallow
  2. Become shallow
    "the lake shoaled over time";
    - shallow

Derived forms: shoaled, shoaling, shoals

Type of: alter, animal group, body of water, change, modify, sandbank, water

Encyclopedia: Shoal