bell buoy


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bell buoy

n. Nautical
A buoy fitted with a warning bell that is activated by the movement of the waves.

bell buoy

n
(Nautical Terms) a navigational buoy fitted with a bell, the clapper of which strikes when the waves move the buoy

bell′ bu`oy


n.
a buoy having a bell that is rung by the motion of the buoy.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.bell buoy - a buoy with a bell on itbell buoy - a buoy with a bell on it    
acoustic buoy - a buoy that can be heard (at night)
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