convoy

convoy
1 noun (C)
1 a group of vehicles or ships travelling together: A convoy of lorries arrived bringing supplies of food and medicine. | in convoy: We decided to travel in convoy so that no-one could lose their way.
2 a group of armed vehicles or ships whose purpose is to travel with others in order to protect them: They were escorted through the danger area by a naval convoy. | under convoy (=protected by a convoy): The weapons were sent under convoy.
2 verb (T) to travel with something in order to protect it: Battleships helped to convoy much-needed supplies to Britain in 1917.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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


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