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convoy in Transport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconvoycon‧voy1 /ˈkɒnvɔɪ $ ˈkɑːn-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  TTa group of vehicles or ships travelling together, sometimes in order to protect one anotherconvoy of The British left in a convoy of 20 cars.in convoy We drove in convoy. a military convoyaid/relief/food etc convoyCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + convoyan aid/relief/humanitarian convoy (=taking food, clothes, medicine etc to people in disaster areas)The United Nations aid convoy finally reached the border.a food convoy (=taking food)Troops were sent to guard the food convoys.a military/army/troop convoy28 soldiers were killed in an attack on a military convoy.an armed convoy (=carrying weapons)a heavily armed convoy of three vehiclesa truck/vehicle convoyThe troops' truck convoy was travelling along the edge of the desert.a police convoy (=of police vehicles)Rebels have ambushed a police convoy in the east.verbsgo in convoy (=go together, in separate vehicles)We could all meet up somewhere and go in convoy.escort a convoy (=go with a convoy)Troops will escort convoys of emergency food through the war zones.ambush a convoy (=attack a convoy)Gunmen ambushed a convoy of trucks heading north.a convoy carries somethingThe military convoy was carrying supplies to a NATO base at Malatya.a convoy arrives The convoy arrived in Gelib carrying 450 tonnes of food. a convoy reaches somethingWhen is the convoy expected to reach its destination?
Examples from the Corpus
convoyWhiteley, had sighted a convoy of five freighters escorted by three destroyers to the south-west of Pantelleria.We had scarcely survived a convoy of high articulated lorries to reach the safety of a country lane.Next day Dennis and Osborne participated in a further attack on another convoy.Navy and merchant vessels, also using lamps, still use Morse signals in convoy while running under radio silence.Dozens of officers descended when one convoy stopped in a lay-by.The Rentokil convoy of vehicles was a sight to behold.Submarines sank all but one of the ships in the convoy.Lampard searched the darkness, trying to see where the convoy ended.Voice over Police are already monitoring the movements of travellers convoys and the exclusion order will give them widespread powers of arrest.A 50-truck convoy was carrying food and medicine to the refugees.aid/relief/food etc convoyThey were afraid of reprisal because the Arabs had just ambushed a relief convoy at Kubri.The statement followed assurances from country's warring factions that they would no longer block aid convoys or distribution.On July 16 Renamo and the government signed a joint humanitarian declaration designed to allow unrestricted passage for food convoys.Gen Morillon was also negotiating with local commanders yesterday to try to get aid convoys moving again in eastern Bosnia.But it hopes its contribution will form part of an international force protecting food convoys.