Definition of land ahoy! in US English:

land ahoy!


  • An exclamation announcing the sighting of land from a ship.

    • ‘Tempted by the memories of too many pirate movies as a kid, I shout, only a little maliciously, ‘Land ahoy!’’
    • ‘I am woken from my dreams as the lookout guards shout “Land Ahoy!” Britain is in sight.’
    • ‘From high above the voice of a man hollered, ‘Land ahoy!’’
    • ‘Jimmy the lookout boy called “Land ahoy”!’
    • ‘On the morning of day 13, I called “Land Ahoy” as Antigua’s east coast hove into view.’