[mon-uh-boo-ee, -boi]
noun Nautical.
a floating platform anchored offshore in deep water and equipped with pipelines leading to storage tanks onshore, to which large, deep-draft tankers moor to load or unload.
Also called single buoy mooring, single point mooring.

1970–75; mono- + buoy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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