dan buoy

[ dan ]
/ dæn /

noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for 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