[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. monobath,
  2. monoblast,
  3. monoblastic,
  4. monobloc,
  5. monobrow,
  6. monocable,
  7. monocarboxylic,
  8. monocarp,
  9. monocarpellary,
  10. monocarpic

Origin of monobuoy

First recorded in 1970–75; mono- + buoy

Also called single buoy mooring, single point mooring. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019