(comparative more shoaly, superlative most shoaly)
- Full of shoals, or shallow places.
shoal + -y
Variant of shoal
- a large group; mass; crowd
- a large school of fish
Origin of shoalvia dialect, dialectal ; from Old English scolu, multitude, school of fish, akin to Dutch school ; from Indo-European an unverified form skēl- ; from base an unverified form (s)kel-, to cut from source shield
to come together in or move about as a shoal or school