Meaning of monobuoy

mon•o•bu•oy

Pronunciation: (mon'u-b"ē, -boi"), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. a floating platform anchored offshore in deep water and equipped with pipelines leading to storage tanks onshore, to which large, deep-draft tankers moor to load or unload. Also called
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