Con*voy" (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Convoyed (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Convoying.] [F. convoyer, OF.
conveier, convoier. See Convey.] To
accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for
protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a
I know ye skillful to convoy
The total freight of hope and joy.
Con"voy (?), n. [F. convoi.]
1. The act of attending for defense; the
state of being so attended; protection; escort.
To obtain the convoy of a man-of-war.
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
3. A protection force accompanying ships,
etc., on their way from place to place, by sea or land; an
escort, for protection or guidance.
When every morn my bosom glowed
To watch the convoy on the road.
4. Conveyance; means of
transportation. [Obs.] Shak.
5. A drag or brake applied to the wheels
of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a