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Definition of "convoy" []

  • The act of accompanying or escorting, especially for protective purposes. (noun)
  • An accompanying and protecting force, as of ships or troops. (noun)
  • A group, as of ships or motor vehicles, traveling together with a protective escort or for safety or convenience. (noun)
  • To accompany, especially for protection; escort: warships convoying merchant vessels across the Atlantic. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "convoy" in a sentence
  • "ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE keep all three to a minimum. maintain convoy integrity, mutual support and momentum .."
  • "The troops had 2 ½ days leave, then sailed in convoy with three larger ships full of Australian troops escorted by three Australian"
  • "It was in convoy SHIMI-05, consisting of 10 ships - 5 of which carried"