This is usually a bright orange ball that is used to mark the swim course. Swims are usually swam in either the ocean or a lake, so they will use one to three buoys to mark the route so swimmers know where to go.
An important marker that tells navigators where they should travel. The markings and colours of buoys are signals to move in closer, move further away or travel between two points of land for safety. Some buoys have signal lights so that they may be seen in the fog and dark.
A float; especially a floating object moored to the bottom of a waterbody to mark a channel, mooring location, restricted speed area, or the location of something beneath the surface of the water such as a rock or shoal.
a float connected to an anchor that is used to mark a location or can also be used to tie up to, in place of an anchor. In racing, buoys are often used to mark one end of the starting line, finish line and can also mark turning points on a race course Sidney Gavignet, helmsman trimmer of ABN AMRO ONE
A floating device designed to hold something up on the surface of the water. A ring buoy is a common life saving device that can be thrown to a person in danger of drowning. A mooring buoy holds a line from a heavy mooring on the surface of the water where it is accessible to boats that wish to tie up to that mooring.
A float; especially a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a CHANNEL, anchor, SHOAL, ROCK, etc. Some common types include: a nun or nut buoy is conical in shape; a can buoy is squat and cylindrical above water and conical below water; a spar buoy is a vertical, slender spar anchored at one end; a bell buoy, bearing a bell, runs mechanically or by the action of WAVES, usually marks SHOALS or ROCKS; a whistling buoy, similarly operated, marks SHOALS or channel entrances; a dan buoy carries a pole with a flag or light on it. | Glossary home X Y Z
(pronounced bÃ¼-Ä“) a rounded cork shaped object that is usually made of styrofoam that can float. Buoys are tied with rope to traps to mark where they are in the water. Each fisherman has a particular colour scheme for their buoys so that they can distinguish whose is whose.
An anchored float used for marking a position on the water. Usually made of steel, moulded plastics or moulded plastics for a permanent mark (eg mooring buoys or channel markers), or an inflatable plastic for temporary racing marks. A race course (and often the start line) will usually be marked out by a series of temporary or permanent buoys.
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 is most commonly pronounced (as in buoyant), but in American English it is often pronounced .
Buoy is a library for creating user interfaces in Java programs. It is built on top of Swing, but provides completely new classes to represent UI components. Its advantages include a simpler API, a more powerful event handling mechanism, and much more.