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"shoal" in British English

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shoalnoun

uk   /ʃəʊl/  us   /ʃoʊl/
  • shoal noun (FISH)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a ​largenumber of ​fishswimming as a ​group: We could ​see shoals of ​tinyfishdarting around. Piranhas often ​feed in shoals. [C usually plural] informal a ​largenumber of things or ​people: In the ​summer, ​touristsvisit the ​city in shoals.
  • shoal noun (RAISED AREA)

[C] specialized geology a ​raisedarea 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 ​raisedbank of ​sand or ​rocks under the ​surface of the ​water
  • shoal noun [C] (FISH)

a ​largegroup of ​fishswimming together: shoals of ​mackerel
(Definition of shoal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shoal”
in Spanish banco, cardumen…
in Vietnamese đàn cá…
in Malaysian sekawan…
in Thai ฝูงปลา…
in French banc (de poissons)…
in German der Schwarm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼, 鱼群, 大批,大群(东西或人)…
in Turkish balık sürüsü/akını…
in Russian косяк, стая (рыбы)…
in Indonesian kawanan ikan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚, 魚群, 大批,大群(東西或人)…
in Polish ławica…
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