(?), n. [F. convoi.] 1. The act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort.
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To obtain the convoy of a man-of-war.
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2. A vessel or fleet, or a train or trains of wagons, employed in the transportation of munitions of war, money, subsistence, clothing, etc., and having an armed escort.
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3. A protection force accompanying ships, etc., on their way from place to place, by sea or land; an escort, for protection or guidance.
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When every morn my bosom glowed
To watch the convoy on the road.
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4. Conveyance; means of transportation. [Obs.] Shak.
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5. A drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a hill. Knight.
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