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[boo-ee-ij, boi-ij]
noun Nautical.
  1. a system of buoys.
  2. the provision of buoys.
  3. a fee for the use of a mooring buoy.
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Origin of buoyage

First recorded in 1850–55; buoy + -age
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Historical Examples of buoyage

  • The buoyage has, perhaps, been reset in the interval of a voyage's absence.


    David W. Bone

  • In 1882 a conference was held upon a proposal to establish a uniform system of buoyage.

  • An international uniform system of buoyage, although desirable, appears impracticable.

British Dictionary definitions for buoyage


  1. a system of buoys
  2. the buoys used in such a system
  3. the providing of buoys
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