convoy definition

  • noun:
    • The act of accompanying or escorting, especially for defensive functions.
    • An accompanying and safeguarding power, by boats or troops.
    • an organization, by vessels or motor vehicles, taking a trip together with a protective escort and for security or convenience.
    • more than one business boats cruising in company towards same general location under the security of naval vessels
    • a team of vehicles going collectively for protection, specifically one with an escort
    • The act of attending for security; the state to be so attended; protection; escort.
    • A vessel or fleet, or a train or trains of wagons, used in the transportation of munitions of war, cash, subsistence, clothes, etc., and having an armed escort.
    • A protection power accompanying vessels, etc., on the way from spot to destination, by sea or land; an escort, for security or assistance.
    • Conveyance; means of transport.
    • A drag or brake applied to the rims of a carriage, to check their particular velocity in going straight down a hill.
    • Conveyance.
    • The act of associated and escorting for defense or defense; escort.
    • The security afforded by an accompanying escort, as of soldiers, a vessel of war, etc.
    • An escort or accompanying and safeguarding power; a convoying vessel, fleet, or troop.
    • The ship, fleet, party, or thing carried out or escorted and protected; that which is convoyed: as, inside fog the frigate lost picture of her convoy.
    • A friction-brake for carriages.
    • a collection of merchant vessels with an escort of warships
    • a procession of land vehicles taking a trip together
    • the work of escorting whilst in transportation
  • verb-transitive:
    • To accompany, especially for security; escort: warships convoying merchant vessels over the Atlantic.
    • To come with for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for defense; to escort.
  • verb:
    • To escort a group of automobiles, and provide defense.
    • escort in transportation
  • others:
    • To accompany on route for defense, either by ocean or secure; escort: as, vessels of war convoyed the Jamaica fleet; soldiers convoyed the baggage-wagons.
    • To come with for protection or assistance; attend as an escort on a journey.
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