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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A shallow spot in a river, lake or ocean.

Usage examples (37)
  • An unexpected shoal forced the kayakers to carry their vessel.
  • It's not been announced how it hit the shoal, which is marked on charts.
  • "It's moving on the shoal, which is increasing the risk to its structural integrity."
  • "Only on the first shoal, which is in the 'Reed's' station, sir," Mr. Ormsby replied. for more
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