nun buoy


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nun buoy

(nʌn)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a buoy, conical at the top, marking the right side of a channel leading into a harbour: green in British waters but red in US waters. Compare can buoy
[C18: from obsolete nun a child's spinning top + buoy]

nun′ bu`oy

(nʌn)
n.
an unlighted buoy having a conical form above water.
[1695–1705; obsolete nun spinning top]
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Noun1.nun buoy - a buoy resembling a conenun buoy - a buoy resembling a cone    
buoy - bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards