Definition of Bell buoy

1. Noun. A buoy with a bell on it.

Exact synonyms: Gong Buoy
Generic synonyms: Acoustic Buoy

Definition of Bell buoy

1. Noun. A buoy on which is mounted a bell with four clappers, hung inside an iron cage, which is rung by the motion of the waves ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bell Buoy

bell-shaped crown
bell-shaped curve
bell animalcule
bell animalcules
bell apple
bell arch
bell bearer
bell book
bell boy
bell buoy (current term)
bell buoys
bell captain
bell captains
bell cot
bell cote
bell curve
bell curves
bell deck
bell founder
bell foundry
bell gable
bell heather

Literary usage of Bell buoy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1854)
"Point Lynas is 35 miles from the bell buoy. There was a fresh breeze from the NNE, und the accident happened at near two, AM, that is, about half an hour ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1903)
"THE bell buoy THEY christened my brother of old— And a saintly name he bears — They gave him his place to hold At the head of the belfry-stairs, ..."

3. Tidal Rivers: Their (1) Hydraulics, (2) Improvement, (3) Navigation by William Henry Wheeler (1893)
"A full-sized bell buoy weighs about 65 cwt., and costs £150, It requires an inch chain and 24-cwt. sinker to hold it in ..."

4. Marine Engineer and Naval Architect (1886)
"A model of this buoy, and of another bell -buoy, has been and is exhibited at ... The object of this invention is to provide a bell-buoy which shall by the ..."

5. The Exchequer Reports: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Edwin Tyrrell Hurlstone, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, John Paxton Norman (1860)
"She anchored at the bell buoy, where the master awaited the arrival of money to pay the ... The vessel remained at the bell buoy until the 28th of January, ..."

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