noun (plural ferries)
- 1 (also ferry boat) A boat or ship for conveying passengers and goods, especially over a relatively short distance and as a regular service.More example sentences
- I have seen him on a ferry boat on the Hudson River joke with the Italian bootblacks in the Neapolitan dialect and with complete success.
- A ferry boat dropped us at a wooden quay to be met by a waiter bearing rum punch.
- But if a rider refused a search, the State Patrol informed the captain of the ferry boat, who then refused to let the rider on the boat.
- 1.1A service using another mode of transport, especially aircraft, to convey passengers or goods.More example sentences
- If he did, I could have flown my aircraft on a ferry permit to another island to have it repaired.
- We are more than happy to provide a quote for you aircraft ferry & delivery needs.
- The legal terminology for a ferry permit is called a special flight permit.
verb (ferries, ferrying, ferried)[with object and adverbial of direction] Back to top
- 1Convey in a ferry or other ship or boat, especially across a short stretch of water.More example sentences
- A black-robed priest offered what words of consolation and comfort he could to distraught onlookers as more than 20 ambulances ferried the injured to hospitals.
- Restrictions remained in place on the city's main thoroughfare for a couple of hours as gardaí cordoned off the scene and ambulances ferried the injured to hospital.
- Ambulances that on Friday ferried the injured to hospital, spent yesterday standing by at the funerals to help relatives overcome with grief.
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- Every table has views over the loch, and the renovated croft and ferryman's cottage is decorated in a light, breezy way that immediately puts you at ease.
- The ferryman steered his craft across the moonlit Nile.
- My grim Mexican ferryman didn't utter a word throughout the crossing.
Middle English: from Old Norse ferja 'ferry boat', of Germanic origin and related to fare.