shoaly

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shoal +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

shoaly (comparative more shoaly, superlative most shoaly)

  1. Full of shoals, or shallow places.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The tossing vessel sailed on shoaly ground.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for shoaly in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)