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bell buoy

noun, Nautical
1.
a buoy having a bell that is rung by the motion of the buoy.
Origin of bell buoy
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • You just sight the two reefs and the bell buoy and when you're just opposite of the buoy, turn about and make for the shore.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • After we had passed the bell buoy we rose fully to the surface.

  • The bell buoy still clanging its message, now a false message indeed, was drifting out to sea.

    Witches Cove Roy J. Snell
  • You can hear yourself poppin' as plain as you can hear a bell buoy ring-in'.

  • Presently the major, booming away like a bell buoy, became aware that his audience had dwindled.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • But no bell buoy was marked on it as being located anywhere near where they estimated they must be drifting.

  • The dogged booming of a gun from a shore battery sounded lonely and remote as a bell buoy.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • It required but a visit to the bell buoy, to see at a glance the destructive effects of the storm on the unfortunate ships.

British Dictionary definitions for bell buoy

bell buoy

noun
1.
a navigational buoy fitted with a bell, the clapper of which strikes when the waves move the buoy
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