verb (used with object)
Origin of convoy
Examples from the Web for convoys
The people in charge of the convoys distributed the hejab to the besieged women along with the cartons of food.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few miles on, a new main road was clotted with convoys of tractor-trailers.
For an American fighter pilot, however, ISIS convoys and fortifications look like great things to bomb.
A lengthy convoy of artillery was crossing, and behind them again were endless other convoys.
So it was that these convoys, armed with authority more or less real, harassed and blackmailed the victims.The Great Gold Rush|W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis
Convoys which had gone towards Prizrend, had been recalled, and all were now hurrying to the Montenegrin frontier.
They furnished a quarter of the total escorts for local Mediterranean convoys, and more than seventy per cent.The Heroic Record of the British Navy|Archibald Hurd
Convoys are endless owing to overloaded mules and stragglers.Battle Studies|Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
British Dictionary definitions for convoys
Word Origin for convoy
Word Origin and History for convoys
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.