Definition of bell buoy in English:

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bell buoy

noun

A buoy equipped with a bell rung by the motion of the sea, warning nearby vessels of shoal waters.
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.

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