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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]


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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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