Word:

Buoy

Pronunciation: bwoi or boi; 277
n.1.(Naut.) A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a channel or to point out the position of something beneath the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc.
Anchor buoy
a buoy attached to, or marking the position of, an anchor.
Bell buoy
a large buoy on which a bell is mounted, to be rung by the motion of the waves.
Breeches buoy
See under Breeches.
Cable buoy
an empty cask employed to buoy up the cable in rocky anchorage.
Can buoy
a hollow buoy made of sheet or boiler iron, usually conical or pear-shaped.
Life buoy
a float intended to support persons who have fallen into the water, until a boat can be dispatched to save them.
Nut buoy
a buoy large in the middle, and tapering nearly to a point at each end.
To stream the buoy
to let the anchor buoy fall by the ship's side into the water, before letting go the anchor.
Whistling buoy
a buoy fitted with a whistle that is blown by the action of the waves.
v. t.1.To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; - with up.
[imp. & p. p. Buoyed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Buoying.]
2.To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency.
Those old prejudices, which buoy up the ponderous mass of his nobility, wealth, and title.
- Burke.
3.To fix buoys to; to mark by a buoy or by buoys; as, to buoy an anchor; to buoy or buoy off a channel.
Not one rock near the surface was discovered which was not buoyed by this floating weed.
- Darwin.
v. i.1.To float; to rise like a buoy.
Noun1.Buoybuoy - bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
Verb1.buoy - float on the surface of water
2.buoy - keep afloat; "The life vest buoyed him up"
Synonyms: buoy up
3.buoy - mark with a buoy

BUOY. A piece of wood, or an empty barrel, floating on the water, to show the place where it is shallow, to indicate the danger there is to navigation. The act of Congress, approved the 28th September, 1850, enacts, " that all buoys along the coast, in bays, harbors, sounds, or channels, shall be colored and numbered, so that passing up the coast or sound, or entering the bay, harbor or channel, red buoys with even numbers, shall be passed on the starboard hand, black buoys, with uneven numbers, on the port hand, and buoys with red and black stripes on either hand. Buoys in channel ways to be colored with alternate white and black perpendicular stripes."

Carling float, Mae West, Roman candle, aid to navigation, alarm, amber light, balefire, balsa, balsa raft, beacon, beacon fire, bear up, bell, bell buoy, blinker, blue peter, bob, boom, breeches buoy, buoy up, caution light, cork, cork jacket, ejection capsule, ejection seat, ejector seat, elevate, flare, float, float high, fog bell, fog signal, fog whistle, foghorn, glance, go light, gong buoy, green light, hearten, heliograph, high sign, hold up, international alphabet flag, international numeral pennant, keep up, kick, leer, life belt, life buoy, life jacket, life net, life preserver, life raft, life ring, life vest, lifeboat, lifeline, lift, lollipop, marker beacon, nod, nudge, parachute, parachute flare, pilot flag, poke, police whistle, pontoon, quarantine flag, radio beacon, raft, raise, red flag, red light, ride high, rocket, rubber dinghy, safety belt, sailing aid, semaphore, semaphore flag, semaphore telegraph, sign, signal, signal beacon, signal bell, signal fire, signal flag, signal gong, signal gun, signal lamp, signal light, signal mast, signal post, signal rocket, signal shot, signal siren, signal tower, siren, spar buoy, stop light, support, surfboard, sustain, the nod, the wink, touch, traffic light, traffic signal, upbear, uphold, uplift, upraise, waft, watch fire, water wings, white flag, wigwag, wigwag flag, wink, yellow flag
Browse
Bunsen cell
Bunsen's battery
Bunsen's burner
Bunt
Bunt rush
buntal
Bunter
Bunting
Buntline
Bunuel
bunya bunya
bunya bunya tree
Bunyan
Bunyaviridae
bunyavirus
Bunyon
-- Buoy --
buoy up
Buoyage
Buoyance
Buoyancy
Buoyant
buoyantly
Buphthalmum
Buphthalmum salicifolium
Buprestidan
Bur
Bur fish
bur grass
Bur marigold
bur oak
bur reed
bur-reed family
Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home