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hoy 1

1. A small sloop-rigged coasting ship.
2. A heavy barge used for freight.

[Middle English hoie, from Middle Dutch hoey, hoede.]

hoy 2

Used to attract attention.
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1. (Nautical Terms) a freight barge
2. (Nautical Terms) a coastal fishing and trading vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used during the 17th and 18th centuries
[C15: from Middle Dutch hoei]


a cry used to attract attention or drive animals
[C14: variant of hey]


(Biography) Sir Chris(topher Andrew), born 1976, Scottish cyclist: in his international career (1999–2012) he won eleven World Championship gold medals and six Olympic gold medals for Britain
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n. Naut.
1. a heavy barge used in harbors.
2. a small vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, used for fishing and coastal trading.
[1485–95; < Middle Dutch hoey]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoy - a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)hoy - a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
dredger - a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging
houseboat - a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling
pontoon - (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
scow - a barge carrying bulk materials in an open hold
Norfolk wherry, wherry - sailing barge used especially in East Anglia
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[hɔɪ] EXCL¡eh!, ¡hola!
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References in classic literature ?
"He must have got to a very interesting part of the book!" And he rained quite a shower of thumps on the Other Professor's back, shouting "Hoy! Hoy!" all the time.
The Indians continued their hostilities; and, about the tenth of August following, two boys were taken from Major Hoy's station.
Then Mrs Boffin and me seal up his box, always standing on the table at the side of his bed, and having frequently heerd tell of the Temple as a spot where lawyer's dust is contracted for, I come down here in search of a lawyer to advise, and I see your young man up at this present elevation, chopping at the flies on the window-sill with his penknife, and I give him a Hoy! not then having the pleasure of your acquaintance, and by that means come to gain the honour.
The road of Scheveningen forms a vast crescent; it is not very deep and not very safe; therefore, nothing is seen stationed there but large Flemish hoys, or some of those Dutch barks which fishermen draw up on the sand on rollers, as the ancients did, according to Virgil.
King Kenny bids to emulate Hoy's hat-trick of gold medals in Beijing eight years ago when he attempts to complete a sprint treble in the keirin tonight.
Since announcing his retirement from competitive cycling in 2013, the Edinburgh-born 39-year-old is still passionate about bikes, and now spends much of his energy 'pedalling' his HOY Bikes and HOY Vulpine cycling clothing and accessories ranges.
However, Cain Hoy is no longer considering such a move, the company said in its current press release.
A source told Mirror Sport: "This is a very serious approach from experienced investors with several billions behind them." Cain Hoy Enterprises was launched on Thursday and focuses on global real estate, retail, media and entertainment.
The Six-time Olympic gold medallist was allegedly checked at the door of the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome as he made his way to watch the Commonwealth Games' opening day.
I'm fine but the car looks a bit sore!" Hoy's need for speed has seen him embark on a career in top-level motorsport.
Hoy, who was at the Revolution Series event at the London Velodrome on Saturday night, responded: "They're coming thick and fast!
Linton Roberts, Cammell Laird managing director, said the work on the Hoy Head has increased the car capacity on the vessel from 14 to 24 cars.