swinging buoy

swinging buoy

[′swiŋ·iŋ ′bȯi]
(navigation)
A buoy placed at a favorable location to assist a vessel to adjust its compass or swing ship; the bow of the vessel is made fast to one such buoy, and the vessel is swung by means of lines to a tug or to additional buoys.
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Based on Knowsley Industrial Estate it comprises a large play area with giant slides, swinging buoys, log climbs, a three-storey play frame and separate toddler area for youngsters from one to 10.