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bell buoy Explained

Bell buoy at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Buoy \Buoy\, n. [D. boei buoy, fetter, fr. OF. boie, buie,
chain, fetter, F. bou['e]e a buoy, from L. boia. ``Boiae
genus vinculorum tam ferreae quam ligneae.'' --Festus. So
called because chained to its place.] (Naut.)
A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark
a channel or to point out the position of something beneath
the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc.

{Anchor buoy}, a buoy attached to, or marking the position
of, an anchor.

{Bell buoy}, a large buoy on which a bell is mounted, to be
rung by the motion of the waves.

{Breeches buoy}. See under {Breeches}.

{Cable buoy}, an empty cask employed to buoy up the cable in
rocky anchorage.

{Can buoy}, a hollow buoy made of sheet or boiler iron,
usually conical or pear-shaped.

{Life buoy}, a float intended to support persons who have
fallen into the water, until a boat can be dispatched to
save them.

{Nut} or {Nun buoy}, a buoy large in the middle, and tapering
nearly to a point at each end.

{To stream the buoy}, to let the anchor buoy fall by the
ship's side into the water, before letting go the anchor.

{Whistling buoy}, a buoy fitted with a whistle that is blown
by the action of the waves.

bell buoy at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bell buoy
n : a buoy with a bell on it [syn: {gong buoy}]

bell buoy at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Homophones: bellboy


Inter: en-noun » head=bell buoy
  • A buoy on which is mounted a bell with four clappers, hung inside an iron cage, which is rung by the motion of the waves


    Inter: trans-top » buoy
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|belboei
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kellapoi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Glockentonne|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Nautical -
    Translation: ta » bell buoy