Convoy

Definition of Convoy

Con`voy´
v. t.1.To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman.
[imp. & p. p. Convoyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Convoying.]
I know ye skillful to convoy
The total freight of hope and joy.
- Emerson.
n.1.The act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort.
To obtain the convoy of a man-of-war.
- Macaulay.
2.A vessel or fleet, or a train or trains of wagons, employed in the transportation of munitions of war, money, subsistence, clothing, etc., and having an armed escort.
3.A protection force accompanying ships, etc., on their way from place to place, by sea or land; an escort, for protection or guidance.
When every morn my bosom glowed
To watch the convoy on the road.
- Emerson.
4.Conveyance; means of transportation.
5.A drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a hill.

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