Spherical buoy

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A spherical buoy used in an open water swimming event
noun - A spherical buoy is a distinctively marked or colored float in the shape of a sphere or circle, anchored in the water to mark the course for open water swimmer 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 spherical buoys throughout the race course that the swimmers must go around to finish.

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Origin

Middle English spere, from Old French espere, from Latin sphaera, from Greek sphaira. Plus, 1425–75; late ME boye a float

Synonym

can, float, guide buoy, turn buoy

Types of Turn Buoys

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