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Definition of shoal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shoal

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ʃoʊl//
     
     
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  1. 1 a small hill of sand just below the surface of the ocean The boat ran aground on a shoal.
  2. 2 a large number of fish swimming together as a group shoals of herring Squid travel in shoals. compare school (9)
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