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shoal

noun uk   /ʃəʊl/  us   /ʃoʊl/

shoal noun (FISH)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a large number of fish swimming as a group: We could see shoals of tiny fish darting about. Piranhas often feed in shoals. [C usually plural] informal a large number of things or people: In the summer, tourists visit the city in shoals.

shoal noun (RAISED AREA)

[C] specialized geology a raised area of sand or rocks under the surface of the water
Translations of “shoal”
in Vietnamese đàn cá…
in Spanish banco, cardumen…
in Thai ฝูงปลา…
in Malaysian sekawan…
in French banc (de poissons)…
in German der Schwarm…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚, 魚群, 大批,大群(東西或人)…
in Indonesian kawanan ikan…
in Russian косяк, стая (рыбы)…
in Turkish balık sürüsü/akını…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼, 鱼群, 大批,大群(东西或人)…
in Polish ławica…
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