mooring buoy

noun Nautical.

a buoy to which ships or boats can be moored.

Origin of mooring buoy

First recorded in 1800–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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