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English definition of “ahoy”


exclamation uk   /əˈhɔɪ/ us  
a shout used, especially by people in boats, to attract attention: Ahoy there!InterjectionsSounds used as interjectionsSailing and boating used, especially on a boat, when you see something, usually something that is in the distance: Land ahoy! Ship ahoy!InterjectionsSounds used as interjectionsSailing and boating
(Definition of ahoy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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