bell buoy


noun Nautical.

a buoy having a bell that is rung by the motion of the buoy.

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Origin of bell buoy

First recorded in 1830–40
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bell buoy

noun

a navigational buoy fitted with a bell, the clapper of which strikes when the waves move the buoy
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