Definition of in convoy in US English:

in convoy


  • (of traveling vehicles) as a group; together.

    ‘the army trucks had passed through in convoy the previous evening’
    • ‘From there they will make their way in convoy to Leopardstown and enjoy a fun day out with face-painting, music, dancing and a host of other activities especially lined up for their entertainment.’
    • ‘Hundreds of old military vehicles have driven in convoy to the Channel ports on the South Coast as they make their way to the anniversary celebrations.’
    • ‘For more than a week we drove in convoy on roads that were sometimes narrow and rutted, sometimes multi-stranded tracks and sometimes not roads at all but just the wide-open desert.’
    • ‘On the day his action earned him his medal, gunner Thomas, who married his American girlfriend Bridget last year, was travelling in convoy when his tank struck a roadside bomb and set alight.’
    • ‘The ‘curfew’ was generally welcomed by the committee, but some members were concerned it would encourage drivers to wait in lay-bys outside the town until the allotted time and then enter in convoy.’
    • ‘More than 500 youngsters aged six to 12 from throughout the United Kingdom will arrive at Buckingham Palace, including 200 in 100 decorated London taxis driving in convoy down The Mall.’
    • ‘In convoy the two cars drove out of the car park and back towards the farm.’
    • ‘Meanwhile in Waterford city, 80 taxi drivers met in Railway Square at lunchtime and drove in convoy along the Cork road, onto the quay and over Rice Bridge.’
    • ‘Furthermore, I lose count of the number of lorries which appear to love travelling in convoy, leaving no gaps in between in which to allow for overtaking.’
    • ‘A coach and an ambulance travelled in convoy from our area.’
    accompanying, following, in attendance, in convoy, by one's side, in one's charge, under one's protection
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