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shoaly

[shoh-lee] /ˈʃoʊ li/
adjective, shoalier, shoaliest.
1.
full of shoals or shallows.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; shoal1 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for shoaly

shoal1

/ʃəʊl/
noun
1.
a stretch of shallow water
2.
a sandbank or rocky area in a stretch of water, esp one that is visible at low water
verb
3.
to make or become shallow
4.
(intransitive) (nautical) to sail into shallower water
adjective
5.
a less common word for shallow
6.
(nautical) (of the draught of a vessel) drawing little water
Derived Forms
shoaliness, noun
Word Origin
Old English scealdshallow
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