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mooring buoy

noun, Nautical.
a buoy to which ships or boats can be moored.
Origin of mooring buoy
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Peter crept forward and crouched on the deck in front of the mast I peered into the gloom to catch sight of our mooring-buoy.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham

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