verb (used with object)
Origin of convoy
Examples from the Web for convoy
As soon as the convoy left, Jimbo came out of the double doors.
But one convoy alone, according to Lysenko, consisted of 32 tanks, 16 D-30 howitzers and 30 KamAZ heavy trucks.Putin Is Lying on Ukraine—and the West Can’t Stop Him|Jamie Dettmer|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The convoy included more than 40 tankers and trucks--19 of those were each towing a 122mm howitzer.
On Tuesday, the group witnessed a convoy of 43 unmarked green military trucks with tarpaulin covers moving towards Donetsk.
About every three or four months there is a convoy into the key city of Qamishli.
One stormy night he had suddenly surprised the convoy fleet at Karlskrona and burnt a large portion of it.The Tower of Dago|Mr Jkai
Guides had been supplied by the hospitable chief of the Quiyoughcohannocks to convoy the messengers.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia|Charles Campbell
The short spring day was drawing to a close before the convoy weighed and shaped a course towards the frowning Bass Rock.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge|Percy F. Westerman
Finally the cruiser returned to the convoy and reported everything O.K.The Delta of the Triple Elevens|William Elmer Bachman
And then how I curse and swear when I announce that the convoy has altered course, and there is no chance of getting in to attack.Diary of a U-Boat Commander|Anonymous
Word Origin for convoy
early 16c., "the act of guiding or escorting for protection," from convoy (v.), late 14c., from Old French convoier, from Vulgar Latin *conviare, literally "go together on the road" (see convey). The meaning "train of ships or wagons carrying munitions or provisions in wartime under protection of escort" is from c.1600.