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(English) 1) A school, 2) a submerged ridge, bank, or bar consisting of, or covered by, unconsolidated sediments (mud, sand, gravel) which is at or near enough to the water surface to constitute a danger to navigation, 3) said of waters where there is a change in depth from deep to shallow. (See also: bank, submerged earthform, schooling)
(Portuguese) Crista submersa, banco constituído ou coberto por sedimentos não consolidados. (See also: bank, submerged earthform, schooling)

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