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convoy

1convoy

verb con·voy \ˈkän-ˌvi, kən-ˈ\

: to travel with and protect (someone or something)

Full Definition of CONVOY

transitive verb
:  accompany; especially :  to escort for protection

Examples of CONVOY

  1. The tankers were convoyed by warships.
  2. Police and FBI agents convoyed the President to the White House.

Origin of CONVOY

Middle English, from Middle French convoier, from Old French conveier, from Vulgar Latin *conviare — more at convey
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2convoy

noun con·voy \ˈkän-ˌvi\

: a group of vehicles or ships that are traveling together usually for protection

Full Definition of CONVOY

1
:  one that convoys; especially :  a protective escort (as for ships)
2
:  the act of convoying
3
:  a group convoyed or organized for convenience or protection in moving

Examples of CONVOY

  1. a long convoy of trucks
  2. The President always travels in a convoy.

First Known Use of CONVOY

1523

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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