bell buoy

noun Nautical.

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

Origin of bell buoy

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bell buoy

bell buoy


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