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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A protective force (as of troops or warships) escorting ships, persons or goods moving by land or sea

Usage examples (38)
  • The convoy of ships came under attack as soon as they left the harbor.
  • PFC Matt Maupin's convoy is attacked west of Baghdad.
  • (At left: military trucks in convoy during the strike - Ed.)
  • The ships would go around Point Judith in convoy with an escort. for more
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  • I wanted to "convey" (to communicate) my best wishes to the Admiral, but he was at the head of the "convoy" (a protected group of vehicles, such as ships) and I could not get near him.
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