Definitions for atollˈæt ɔl, -ɒl, -oʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•ollˈæt ɔl, -ɒl, -oʊl(n.)

  1. a ring-shaped coral reef or a string of closely spaced small coral islands, enclosing or nearly enclosing a shallow lagoon.

    Category: Geology

Origin of atoll:

1615–25; earlier atollon < F

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atoll(noun)

    an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon

Wiktionary

  1. atoll(Noun)

    A type of island consisting of a ribbon reef that nearly or entirely surrounds a lagoon and supports, in most cases, one to many islets on the reef platform. Atolls have a unique geology, so not all islands with a reef and a lagoon are atolls.

  2. Origin: From and , from آب‌تل

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atoll(noun)

    a coral island or islands, consisting of a belt of coral reef, partly submerged, surrounding a central lagoon or depression; a lagoon island

Freebase

  1. Atoll

    An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands/cays on the coral rim.


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