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[nuhn] /nʌn/

a conical, unlighted buoy used as a channel marker, especially on the starboard side of a channel entering from seaward.
(nautical) a buoy, conical at the top, marking the right side of a channel leading into a harbour: green in British waters but red in US waters Compare can buoy


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