Definitions

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  • n. A pole or frame raised as a sea beacon or landmark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pole or a frame raised as a sea beacon or a landmark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sea-mark or beacon at the mouth of a river or the entrance to a harbor; a barrel-buoy, a pole surmounted by a peculiar flag or other object, etc.

Etymologies

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French balise; compare Spanish balisa.

Examples

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  • It sways with the swells and the breeze

    Where rivers flow in to the seas,

    The seafarer's token

    The long journey's broken,

    The weathered but welcome balize.

    August 30, 2017