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Definition of Buoy


  1. A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a channel or to point out the position of something beneath the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc.
  2. To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; -- with up.
  3. To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency.
  4. To fix buoys to; to mark by a buoy or by buoys; as, to buoy an anchor; to buoy or buoy off a channel.
  5. To float; to rise like a buoy.
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Buoy Translations

buoy in German is mit Bojen markieren, Boje, Boje
buoy in Spanish is boya
buoy in Swedish is boj