con·voy /ˈkɑnˌvɔɪ, kənˈ/
Con·voy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Convoyed p. pr. & vb. n. Convoying.] To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman.
I know ye skillful to convoy
The total freight of hope and joy. --Emerson.
1. The act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort.
To obtain the convoy of a man-of-war. --Macaulay.
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 escort.
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. --Emerson.
4. Conveyance; means of transportation. [Obs.]
5. A drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a hill.
n 1: a procession of land vehicles traveling together
2: a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships
3: the act of escorting while in transit
v : escort in transit; "the trucks convoyed the cars across the
battle zone"; "the warships convoyed the merchant ships
across the Pacific"