assembled and organized for the purpose of passage together. 2. A group of vehicles organized for the purpose of control and orderly movement with or without escort protection that moves over the same route at the same time and under one commander. See also coastal convoy; evacuation convoy; ocean convoy.

Military dictionary. 2000.

(for protection), , , , / (for the purpose of protection), / , , (esp. at sea) / (of a convoying force), ,

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  • Convoy — Con voy, n. [F. convoi.] 1. The act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort. [1913 Webster] To obtain the convoy of a man of war. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. A vessel or fleet, or a train or trains of wagons,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • convoy — ► NOUN ▪ a group of ships or vehicles travelling together under armed protection. ► VERB ▪ (of a warship or armed troops) accompany (a group of ships or vehicles) for protection. ● in convoy Cf. ↑in convoy ORIGIN originally in the senses «convey» …   English terms dictionary

  • Convoy — Con*voy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Convoyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Convoying}.] [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See {Convey}.] To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convoy — (n.) early 16c., the act of guiding or escorting for protection, from convoy (v.), late 14c., from O.Fr. convoier, from V.L. *conviare, lit. go together on the road (see CONVEY (Cf. convey)). The meaning train of ships or wagons carrying… …   Etymology dictionary

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