bell buoy


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bell buoy

[′bel ‚bȯi]
(navigation)
A channel buoy with a bell which rings as the buoy swings in the waves, usually marking rocks or shoals.
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Clouds droop in the sky, whitecaps tear across the water, the bell buoy gyrates crazily and drizzle mists the island.
In bad weather, navigators are helped by the foghorn on Tynemouth pier and the bell buoy off South Shields.
"The area between the `whistler' (buoy) and the `can' (a bell buoy) and south toward The Twins is just full of bait and fish," Roelle said.