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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Over and again, I find myself where slimy weed drapes the rocks, the bell buoy pings, the lighthouse strobes, seals bark; drowning in a roaring maelstrom of memories as I never drowned in the sea.
The sound of the big red bell buoy echoed across the water.
In bad weather, navigators are helped by the foghorn on Tynemouth pier and the bell buoy off South Shields.