, n.;
pl. Ferries (#).
[OE. feri; akin to Icel. ferja, Sw. frja, Dan. frge, G. fhre. See Ferry, v. t.] 1. A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
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It can pass the ferry backward into light.
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To row me o'er the ferry.
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2. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
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3. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
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Ferry bridge, a ferryboat adapted in its structure for the transfer of railroad trains across a river or bay. -- Ferry railway. See under Railway.
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