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Definition: Nut buoy
(n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D.
noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n["o]t, Dan.
1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the
almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting
of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.
2. A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal),
provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on
a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or
for transmitting motion. See Illust. of 1st Bolt
3. The tumbler of a gunlock. --Knight.
4. (Naut.) A projection on each side of the shank of an
anchor, to secure the stock in place.
5. pl. Testicles. [vulgar slang]
, Jam nut
, Lock nut
, a nut which is screwed up
tightly against another nut on the same bolt or screw, in
order to prevent accidental unscrewing of the first nut.
. See under Buoy
, screened coal of a size smaller than stove coal
and larger than pea coal; -- called also chestnut coal
(Zo["o]l.), any leucosoid crab of the genus
as, Ebalia tuberosa
(Bot.), See nut grass
in the vocabulary.
, a device, as a metal plate bent up at the
corners, to prevent a nut from becoming unscrewed, as by
. (Bot.) See under Pine
(Bot.), a genus of cyperaceous plants (Scleria
having a hard bony achene. Several species are found in
the United States and many more in tropical regions.
, a tree that bears nuts.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of weevils of the genus
and other allied genera, which in the larval
state live in nuts.
(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.