special-purpose buoy

special-purpose buoy

[′spesh·əl ¦pər·pəs ′bȯi]
(navigation)
A buoy for a special purpose which has no lateral significance, such as those buoys used to mark quarantine and anchorage areas, or dredging and survey operations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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