bell buoy

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noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. bell arch,
  2. bell beaker,
  3. bell book,
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  6. bell burnell,
  7. bell captain,
  8. bell cow,
  9. bell crank,
  10. bell curve

Origin of bell buoy

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for bell buoy

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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