Meaning of “convoy” in the English Dictionary

"convoy" in British English

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uk /ˈkɒn.vɔɪ/ us /ˈkɑːn.vɔɪ/

[ C ] a group of vehicles or ships that travel together, especially for protection:

A convoy of trucks containing supplies was sent to the famine area.
in convoy

travelling one behind another in a row:

Shall we all drive to the party in convoy so we don't get lost?

convoyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkɒn.vɔɪ/ us /ˈkɑːn.vɔɪ/

(Definition of “convoy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"convoy" in American English

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convoynoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑn·vɔɪ/

a group of ships or vehicles that travel together, esp. for protection:

a convoy of supply ships

(Definition of “convoy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)