Meaning of convoy

con•voy

Pronunciation: (v.kon'voi, kun-voi'n.kon'voi), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to accompany or escort, usually for protection: A destroyer convoyed the merchant ship.
—n.
  1. the act of convoying.
  2. the protection provided by an escort.
  3. a ship, fleet, group of vehicles, etc., accompanied by a protecting escort.
  4. an armed force, warship, etc., that escorts, esp. for protection.
  5. any group of military vehicles traveling together under the same orders.
  6. two or more CB-equipped vehicles traveling together.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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