1. The act of accompanying or escorting, especially for protective purposes.
2. An accompanying and protecting force, as of ships or troops.
3. A group, as of ships or motor vehicles, traveling together with a protective escort or for safety or convenience.
tr.v. (kŏnvoi′, kən-voi) con·voyed, con·voy·ing, con·voys
To accompany, especially for protection; escort: warships convoying merchant vessels across the Atlantic.
[From Middle English convoyen, to escort, from Old French convoier, variant of conveier; see CONVEY.]
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