meaning of ahoy

ahoy meaning in General Dictionary

A term utilized in hailing as ldquoShip ahoyrdquo

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  • a phrase used in hailing; since, "Ship ahoy."

ahoy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1751, from a + hoy, a nautical telephone call found in hauling. The initial kind of the greeting seems to have already been ho, the ship ahoy!


ahoy meaning in General Dictionary

(interj.) A term used in hailing; as, "Ship ahoy."