Ferry

Definition of Ferry

Fer´ry   Pronunciation: fĕr´rŷ
v. t.1.To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.
[imp. & p. p. Ferried (-rĭd); p. pr. & vb. n. Ferrying.]
2.To convey back and forth regularly between two points in a vehicle; as, part of her day was spent ferrying the kids to and from school.
v. i.1.To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
They ferry over this Lethean sound
Both to and fro.
- Milton.
n.1.A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
It can pass the ferry backward into light.
- Milton.
To row me o'er the ferry.
- Campbell.
2.A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
3.A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
Ferry bridge
a ferryboat adapted in its structure for the transfer of railroad trains across a river or bay.
Ferry railway
See under Railway.

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