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dan buoy

[dan]
noun
  1. a temporary buoy having a staff for carrying a flag or light.
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Origin of dan buoy

First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of dan buoy

  • At the same moment a dan-buoy splashed overboard to mark the position of the floating mine.

    Submarine Warfare of To-day

    Charles W. Domville-Fife