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English definition of “ahoy”

ahoy

exclamation     /əˈhɔɪ/
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 exclamation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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