can-buoy

can buoy

noun
a cylindrical, unlighted buoy used as a channel marker.
Compare nun buoy.


Origin:
1620–30

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can buoy
 
n
nautical Compare nun buoy a buoy with a flat-topped cylindrical shape above water, marking the left side of a channel leading into a harbour: red in British waters but green (occasionally black) in US waters

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