Buoy

A float; especially a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a CHANNEL, anchor, shoal rock, etc. Some common types include
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buoy

[n] - bright-colored 2. [v] - float on the surface of water 3. [v] - keep afloat 4. [v] - mark with a buoy
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Buoy

An anchored float used for marking a position on the water. Usually made of steel, moulded plastics or moulded plastics for a permanent mark (eg mooring buoys or channel markers), or an inflatable plastic for temporary racing marks. A race course (and often the start line) will usually be marked out by a series of temporary or permanent buoys.
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Buoy

Any object floating as a marker and anchored to the bottom. It may be used as a naviagtional aid, a means of mooring or as an indicator of a racing course.
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Buoy

Buoy noun [ Dutch boei buoy, fetter, from Old French boie , buie , chain, fetter, French bouée a buoy, from Latin boia . ' Boiae genus vinculorum tam ferreae quam ligneae.' Festus . So called because chained to its place.] (Nautical) A float; e
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Buoy

Buoy transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Buoyed ; present participle & verbal noun Buoying .] 1. To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; -- with up . 2. To support or sustain
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Buoy

Buoy intransitive verb To float; to rise like a buoy. 'Rising merit will buoy up at last.' Pope.
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buoy

noun bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
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buoy

buoy up verb keep afloat; `The life vest buoyed him up`
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buoy

verb mark with a buoy
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buoy

verb float on the surface of water
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Buoy

• (v. t.) To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency. • (n.) A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a channel or to point out the position of something beneath the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc. • (v. t.) To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat;
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buoy

floating object anchored at a definite location to guide or warn mariners, to mark positions of submerged objects, or to moor vessels in lieu of ... [3 related articles]
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Buoy

an anchored float marking a position or for use as a mooring
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Buoy

A buoy is a floating object used to mark channels for shipping or warn of hazards to navigation.
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Buoy

A buoy (ɔɪ, also ɔɪ or iː) is a floating device that can have many purposes. It can be anchored (stationary) or allowed to drift. The word, of Old French or Middle Dutch origin, is now most commonly ɔɪ (identical with boy, also as in buoyancy) in UK English, although some orthoepists have traditionally prescribed the pronunciation ɔɪ. The
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BUOY

An anchored float used for marking a position on the water or a hazard or a shoal and for mooring
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buoy

floating, and moored, artificial navigation mark
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Buoy

An anchored float used for marking a position on the water or a hazard or a shoal and for mooring.
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buoy

buoy (boi, bOO'ē) , float anchored in navigable waters to mark channels and indicate dangers to navigation (isolated rocks, mine fields, cables, and the like). The shape, color, number, and marking of the buoy are all significant, but unfortunately there are two competing systems of color ...
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buoy

Floating object used to mark channels for shipping or warn of hazards to navigation. Buoys come in different shapes, such as a pole (spar buoy), cylinder (car buoy), and cone (nun buoy). Light buoys carry a small tower surmounted by a flashing lantern, and bell buoys house a bell, which rings as the buoy moves up and down with the waves. Mooring bu
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Buoy

A floating marker.
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BUOY

A floating object employed as an aid to mariners to mark the navigable limits of channels, their fairways, sunken dangers, isolated rocks, telegraph cables, and the like; floating devices fixed in place at sea, lake or river as reference points for navigation or for other purposes.
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Buoy

(pronounced b
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Buoy

A floating object of defined shape and color, which is anchored at a given position and serves as an aid to navigation.
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