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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A coral reef shaped like a ring or horseshoe.

Usage examples (37)
  • The water near the atoll was bright blue and still.
  • Below it, the atoll was a tiny bull's eye in a huge target.
  • Inside the atoll is a large lagoon with shallows and pools 1 to 5 m deep.
  • But men are more nicely sensible of a discomfort; and the atoll is a discomfortable home. for more
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