Cylindrical buoy

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A cylindrical used in open water swimming
noun - A cylindrical buoy is a distinctively marked or colored float in the shape of a cylinder, anchored in the water to mark the course for open water swimmers or triathletes. Turn buoys are directional in nature and must be passed on a specific side of the body as race instructions dictate.

There are four cylindrical buoys throughout the race course that the swimmers must go around to finish.

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Origin

Latin cylindrus, from Greek kulindros, from kulindein, to roll. Plus, 1425–75; late ME boye a float

Synonym

can, float

Types of Turn Buoys

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