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shoalnoun

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 around. 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
(Definition of shoal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shoalnoun [C]

us   /ʃoʊl/
  • shoal noun [C] (LAND)

a raised bank of sand or rocks under the surface of the water
  • shoal noun [C] (FISH)

a large group of fish swimming together: shoals of mackerel
(Definition of shoal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shoal”
in Vietnamese đàn cá…
in Spanish banco, cardumen…
in Malaysian sekawan…
in Thai ฝูงปลา…
in French banc (de poissons)…
in German der Schwarm…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚, 魚群, 大批,大群(東西或人)…
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 Indonesian kawanan ikan…
in Polish ławica…
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