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mooring buoy

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noun Nautical.
  1. 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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  • 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.

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    James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham