bell buoy

noun

: a buoy with a bell rung by the action of the waves

Examples of bell buoy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My family has owned the island since the early 2000s, when my father built a small cabin pinned to rock on the southern end, facing the bell buoy and open sea. Outside Online, 11 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bell buoy was in 1823

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“Bell buoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bell%20buoy. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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