Anchor buoy

Anchor buoy
Buoy Buoy (bwoi or boi; 277), n. [D. boei buoy, fetter, fr. OF. boie, buie, chain, fetter, F. bou['e]e a buoy, from L. boia. ``Boiae genus vinculorum tam ferreae quam ligneae.'' --Festus. So called because chained to its place.] (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. [1913 Webster]

{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} or {Nun 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • anchor buoy — noun : a buoy attached to or marking the position of an anchor * * * a buoy used to indicate the location of an underwater anchor. * * * anchor buoy noun A buoy indicating the position of an anchor • • • Main Entry: ↑anchor …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchor buoy — noun A small buoy, usually painted a distinctive color, attached to an anchor by a light line and used to indicate the location of the anchor on the bottom …   Wiktionary

  • anchor buoy — a large, spherical buoy supporting and marking the various ropes connected to the main anchor used in Danish seining …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • anchor buoy — a buoy used to indicate the location of an underwater anchor. * * * …   Universalium

  • anchor buoy — /ˈæŋkə bɔɪ/ (say angkuh boy) noun a small buoy made fast to an anchor and floating above it, to indicate its position …  

  • Buoy — (bwoi or boi; 277), n. [D. boei buoy, fetter, fr. OF. boie, buie, chain, fetter, F. bou[ e]e a buoy, from L. boia. Boiae genus vinculorum tam ferreae quam ligneae. Festus. So called because chained to its place.] (Naut.) A float; esp. a floating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anchor rope — 1) a rope connected to an anchor or anchor chain 2) a cable laid rope acting as a spring between the anchor wire and anchor buoy in a Danish seine. Also called anchor trot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • anchor seine — Danish seine (a seine or cone shaped otter trawl which is hauled over an area of about 2 square kilometres to a stationary vessel from an anchor buoy, the very long towing ropes disturbing clouds of mud which help herd the fish into the net. Also …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Buoy — Buoy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Buoyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Buoying}.] 1. To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; with up. [1913 Webster] 2. To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bell buoy — Buoy Buoy (bwoi or boi; 277), n. [D. boei buoy, fetter, fr. OF. boie, buie, chain, fetter, F. bou[ e]e a buoy, from L. boia. Boiae genus vinculorum tam ferreae quam ligneae. Festus. So called because chained to its place.] (Naut.) A float; esp. a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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