spar buoy

spar buoy
noun
a buoy resembling a vertical log
Hypernyms: ↑buoy

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  • Spar buoy — Spar Spar, n. [OE. sparre; akin to D. spar, G. sparren, OHG. sparro, Dan. & Sw. sparre, Icel. sparri; of uncertain origin. [root]171. Cf. {Spar}, v. t. ] 1. (Naut.) A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spar buoy — n. a sparlike buoy anchored at one end so as to float perpendicularly or obliquely * * * …   Universalium

  • spar buoy — n. a sparlike buoy anchored at one end so as to float perpendicularly or obliquely …   English World dictionary

  • spar buoy — noun a buoy made of a spar with one end moored so that the other stands up …   English new terms dictionary

  • spar buoy — /ˈspa bɔɪ/ (say spah boy) noun a buoy shaped like a log or spar, anchored vertically …  

  • Spar — Spar, n. [OE. sparre; akin to D. spar, G. sparren, OHG. sparro, Dan. & Sw. sparre, Icel. sparri; of uncertain origin. [root]171. Cf. {Spar}, v. t. ] 1. (Naut.) A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spar deck — Spar Spar, n. [OE. sparre; akin to D. spar, G. sparren, OHG. sparro, Dan. & Sw. sparre, Icel. sparri; of uncertain origin. [root]171. Cf. {Spar}, v. t. ] 1. (Naut.) A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spar torpedo — Spar Spar, n. [OE. sparre; akin to D. spar, G. sparren, OHG. sparro, Dan. & Sw. sparre, Icel. sparri; of uncertain origin. [root]171. Cf. {Spar}, v. t. ] 1. (Naut.) A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buoy — A buoy is a floating device that can have many different purposes, which determine whether the buoy is anchored (stationary) or allowed to drift. The word, of Old French or Middle Dutch origin, is nowadays most commonly pronEng|ˈbɔɪ (identical… …   Wikipedia

  • spar — 1. n. 1 a stout pole esp. used for the mast, yard, etc. of a ship. 2 the main longitudinal beam of an aeroplane wing. Phrases and idioms: spar buoy a buoy made of a spar with one end moored so that the other stands up. spar deck the light upper… …   Useful english dictionary

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