dan buoy

[ dan ]

  1. a temporary buoy having a staff for carrying a flag or light.

Origin of dan buoy

First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain

Words Nearby dan buoy

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How to use dan buoy in a sentence

  • 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