convoy

To travel in a convoy is to be escorted by a group of protective vehicles. If you are a teenage rock star with millions of fans, you probably need a security convoy just to go visit your grandmother.

If the President visits your town, you may see a huge convoy of secret service vehicles, limousines, and police cars. Ships can also travel in convoys, with those carrying valuable items surrounded by warships. As a verb, convoy describes the act of traveling together, like when your family and other families convoy to a camp ground, driving in a group, making stops together, and waving to each other on the highway.

Definitions of convoy
  1. noun
    the act of escorting while in transit
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    type of:
    accompaniment, escort
    the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
  2. noun
    a procession of land vehicles traveling together
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    type of:
    procession
    the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
  3. noun
    a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships
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    type of:
    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  4. verb
    escort in transit
    “the trucks convoyed the cars across the battle zone”
    “the warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific”
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    type of:
    escort
    accompany as an escort
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