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A sea lion on navigational buoy #14 in San Diego Harbor.
Green can #11 near the mouth of the Saugatuck River.

A buoy ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}, also {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}) is a floating device that can have many purposes. It can be anchored (stationary) or allowed to drift with the sea wave. The word, of Old French or Middle Dutch origin, is (in British English) now most commonly pronounced {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} (identical with boy, as in buoyant). In American English the pronunciation is closer to "boo-ee."

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