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mooring buoy

noun, Nautical.
a buoy to which ships or boats can be moored.
Origin of mooring buoy
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Never before had Priscilla rounded up the Tortoise to her mooring buoy with such absolute precision.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • The mere fact that I had left my tender tied to the mooring buoy might not be understood.

    Swept Out to Sea

    W. Bertram Foster
  • A mooring buoy floated in the channel; and across the channel lay a waste of sand, dotted with shallow pools.

    Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss

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