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The meaning of «buoy»

A buoy (/bɔɪ/, /ˈbuːi/)[1] is a floating device that can have many purposes. It can be anchored (stationary) or allowed to drift with ocean currents.

Buoys are often used to mark the position of an underwater object. They may be temporary or permanent.

Several types of marker buoy may be used by divers.

Several different buoys at a storage depot.

A buoy used as turn marker for sailing races.

A buoy beached at Sebastian Inlet State Park.

Emergency buoy of the Swedish submarine Nordkaparen

Gas buoy stranded on land after 1915 Galveston Hurricane, near Texas City, Texas

Starboard lateral Buoy (Lateral mark - Region B - IALA ) as Channel Marker Buoy at "Río de la Plata" river, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tsunami buoy before deployment in Andaman Sea

Lobster buoys hanging on a tree, Sprucehead Island, Maine, United States

Ring life buoy with a light on a cruise ship

A buoy off the coast of Whitby, North Yorkshire

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