A buoy equipped with a bell rung by the motion of the sea, warning nearby vessels of shoal waters.
More example sentences
- Go to the bell buoy 100m off shore and line up the two cones on the cliff tops above Gwennap Head.
- This lighted bell buoy is of the type widely used in the 20th century to mark shoals in coastal waters along the East Coast of the United States.
- But, only within recent history have sailors enjoyed the peace of mind provided by bell buoys sounding their distinct tones across Cape Cod's waters.
Definition of bell buoy in:
- The British & World English dictionary