a buoy to which ships or boats can be moored.
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Origin of mooring buoy
First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for mooring buoy
Peter crept forward and crouched on the deck in front of the mast I peered into the gloom to catch sight of our mooring-buoy.Our Casualty And Other Stories|James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham