Ferry Fer"ry, n.; pl. {Ferries}. [OE. feri; akin to Icel. ferja, Sw. f["a]rja, Dan. f[ae]rge, G. f["a]hre. See {Ferry}, v. t.] 1. A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat. [1913 Webster]

It can pass the ferry backward into light. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

To row me o'er the ferry. --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

2. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry. [1913 Webster]

3. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls. [1913 Webster]

{Ferry bridge}, a ferryboat adapted in its structure for the transfer of railroad trains across a river or bay.

{Ferry railway}. See under {Railway}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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