A great multitude assembled; a crowd; a throng; -- said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass.
To assemble in a multitude; to throng; as, the fishes shoaled about the place.
Having little depth; shallow; as, shoal water.
A place where the water of a sea, lake, river, pond, etc., is shallow; a shallow.
A sandbank or bar which makes the water shoal.
To become shallow; as, the color of the water shows where it shoals.
To cause to become more shallow; to come to a more shallow part of; as, a ship shoals her water by advancing into that which is less deep.
A school of fish.
a bank or reef, an area of shallow water dangerous to navigation. Sounding: the of operation of determioning the depth of the sea, and the quality of the ground, by means of a lead and line, sunk from the ship to the bottom, where some of the sediment or sand adheres to the tallow in the hollow base of the lead.
An underwater hill or sandbar whose top is near the surface
Shallow water usually associated with the presence of sand bars below the surface. Sometimes these sand bars are exposed during low tides.
A shallow area in a deeper body of water. Shoaling - shifting sand, silt, or sedement causing shallow areas; a problem in some channels.
Shallow, not deep.
a rough buildup on the bottom of a body of water caused by wave patterns, currents or crosswinds.
An area of rocks or sand at or near the surface of a body of water.
submerged elevation rising from the bed of a shallow body of water
a shallow area, such as a sandbar or rock formation.
A natural, subaqueous ridge, bank, or bar consisting of, or covered by, sand or other unconsolidated material, rising above the general subaqueous estuarine floor to near the surface. Compare – Dredge-deposit Shoal, Reef. (modified from Jackson, 1997).
show-al i) A great number of fish swimming together, ii) an area of shallow water: submerged sandbank visible at low water, and in high water is hidden danger or difficulty.
A group of fish loosely gathered together but with variable distance between individuals and moving in various directions and/or oriented in various positions. Fish that shoal together will often school when on the move or in response to a threat.
A shallow place in a body of water.
a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
a stretch of shallow water
make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal"
become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time"
a sandbank or bar creating a shallow
a sand, mud, or gravel bank or bar that makes the water shallow
a submerged sandbank creating a shallow area in the middle of the ocean which may pose hazards to ocean-going vessels
a shallow location, such as over a sandbank, often home to large numbers of schooling fish. These schools of fish are sometimes called shoals themselves.
A ridge of sand or of rocks just below the surface of the sea or of a river and therefore dangerous to navigation.
A shallow place in a river or sea, comprised of material that is not rock, that may endanger surface navigation. Also, to become shallow gradually; to cause to become shallow; to proceed from a greater to a lesser depth.
a shallow area, often an underwater sandbar; sometimes also refers to an island or group of islands
an area of the sea that is shallow, especially at low tide.
1. shallow water where the ground can be seen during low tide; 2. large number of fish swimming together
A particularly shallow area in a body of water, usually formed by a sand bar or other underwater obstruction.
Very shallow place in a body of water.
1.(noun) A shallow area in a waterway caused by the deposition of sediment. 2.(verb) To become shallow due to the deposition of sediment.
Shoal - A shallow place in a stream.
A group of sandbanks.
1. noun - A detached area of any material except rock or coral 2. verb - To become shallow gradually
A shallow region in flowing or standing water, especially if made shallow by deposition.
an underwater area covered by shallow water which may endanger boats.
a sandbar or other earth formation that rises from a shallow sea bottom and just barely breaks the surface, or lurks just below. Hazardous to navigation if a shoal is not mapped and lookouts fail to see it in time. Differs from a Reef in that it is not coral and usually occurs near shore in shallow water.
1) Shallow water. 2) An underwater sand bar or hill that has its top near the surface.
An elevated area of the sea bottom, typically composed of natural sediments. In Florida, these are generally comprised of sand, and often occur in association with inlets, passes or in interior water bodies such as bays.
a sandbank, sand bar, or ledge of rock, coral, or the like, thak makes the water shallow especially one that can be seen at low tide. [AHDOS