monobuoy

[ mon-uh-boo-ee, -boi ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌbu i, -ˌbɔɪ /

noun Nautical.

a floating platform anchored offshore in deep water and equipped with pipelines leading to storage tanks onshore, to which large, deep-draft tankers moor to load or unload.

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Also called single buoy mooring, single point mooring.

Origin of monobuoy

First recorded in 1970–75; mono- + buoy
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