Found 2 items, similar to Nun buoy.
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Definition: nun buoy
n : a buoy resembling a cone [syn: conical buoy
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Definition: Nun buoy
(n[u^]n), n. [OE. nunne, AS. nunne, fr. L. nonna nun,
nonnus monk; cf. Gr. ?, ?; of unknown origin. Cf. Nunnery
1. A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a
convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and
They holy time is quiet as a nun
Breathless with adoration. --Wordsworth.
(a) A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of
feathers covering the head.
(b) The smew.
(c) The European blue titmouse.
(R. C. Ch.), the members of a religious order
established in Montreal in 1745, whence branches were
introduced into the United States in 1853; -- so called
from the color or their robe, and known in religion as
Sisters of Charity of Montreal
. See under Buoy
(bwoi or boi; 277), n. [D. boei buoy, fetter, fr.
OF. boie, buie, chain, fetter, F. bou['e]e a buoy, from L.
boia. “Boiae genus vinculorum tam ferreae quam ligneae.”
--Festus. So called because chained to its place.] (Naut.)
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.
, a buoy attached to, or marking the position
of, an anchor.
, a large buoy on which a bell is mounted, to be
rung by the motion of the waves.
. See under Breeches
, an empty cask employed to buoy up the cable in
, a hollow buoy made of sheet or boiler iron,
usually conical or pear-shaped.
, a float intended to support persons who have
fallen into the water, until a boat can be dispatched to
or Nun buoy
, a buoy large in the middle, and
tapering nearly to a point at each end.
To stream the buoy
, to let the anchor buoy fall by the
ship's side into the water, before letting go the anchor.
, a buoy fitted with a whistle that is blown
by the action of the waves.