a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
a stretch of shallow water
a large group of fish;
"a school of small glittering fish swam by"
"The silt shallowed the canal"
"the lake shallowed over time"
- In the shoal water, we could see shoals of tiny fish darting about.
- The boat struck a shoal and fetched up all standing.
- I waded in the shoal almost a mile before I got to dry land.
- The ship ported sharply to the left to avoid a shoal.
- Shoals of tourists come here in the summer.
- The shark described a circle around the shoal of fish.
- The fishmen shoal the narrow part of a river to fish.
Running aground is the result of..a mistake in assessing the depth of water over a shoal.出自：Yachting World
The real shoals ahead lie in policy and in SDP/Liberal relations.出自：London Review of Books
They would flee to Great Britain in shoals, from the fearful atrocities of their government.出自： R. Macaulay