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Topic: TRANSPORT

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: convoi, from Old French conveier, convoier; CONVEY

convoy

1 noun
     
con‧voy1 [countable]
TT a group of vehicles or ships travelling together, sometimes in order to protect one another
convoy of
The British left in a convoy of 20 cars.
in convoy
We drove in convoy.
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