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adj, -vier or -viest
1. full of sandbanks or reefs hidden beneath the water's surface
2. resembling a shelf or overhang
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|Adj.||1.||shelvy - full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals; "reefy shallows"; "shoaly waters"|
shallow - lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center; "shallow water"; "a shallow dish"; "a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field"