Definition of 'shoal'
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This time there were huge shoals of fish so dense you could barely see five yards ahead. The Sun (2010)They are following the movements of the fish shoals. Times, Sunday Times (2011) When shoals were abundant, the value of a fish was simply the cost of catching it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Our boat's radar showed shoals of fish swimming blithely beneath our craft. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Look down and you'd see herds of goats and camels scatter in unison like shoals of fish. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)The shoals are ridiculously large. The Sun (2010)He was actually sailing through numerous rocky shoals raked by dangerous currents and when the wind picked up again the ships were driven towards the north shore. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nowadays we do not catch such vast shoals as they did in the past but herring stocks are generally considered in good shape and are fished sustainably. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Tuna, which target mackerel, have in turn followed the shoals northwards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A plea: their huge shoals are under threat from overfishing, seek out producers who are committed to sourcing them sustainably. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'shoal'
British English: shoal NOUN
A shoal of fish is a large group of them swimming together.
Among them swam shoals of fish.
Definition of shoal from the Collins English Dictionary
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