argosy definition by Webster's New World
- a large ship, esp. a merchant ship
- a fleet of such ships
Origin: earlier ragusy ; from Italian (nave) Ragusea, (vessel of) Ragusa (in Croatia); spelling, spelled influenced, influence by the Argo
argosy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ar·go·sies
- Nautical a. A large merchant ship.b. A fleet of ships.
- A rich source or supply: an argosy of adventure lore.
Origin: Alteration of obsolete ragusye, from Italian ragusea, vessel of Ragusa (Dubrovnik).