Buoy (3)

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A floating object of defined size, shape and colour, usually made of metal or plastic, which is anchored at a given position and serves as an aid to navigation. It may carry a light or an acoustical or other device.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM