shoal

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shoal

1
1. a stretch of shallow water
2. a sandbank or rocky area in a stretch of water, esp one that is visible at low water
3. Nautical (of the draught of a vessel) drawing little water

shoal

2
a large group of certain aquatic animals, esp fish

shoal

[′shōl]
(geology)
A submerged elevation that rises from the bed of a shallow body of water and consists of, or is covered by, unconsolidated material, and may be exposed at low water.