Ahoy definition

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Used to hail a ship or to attract attention.
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The definition of ahoy is nautical or pirate lingo and is a term used to attract attention or say hello when boarding or aboard a boat.

When you are going to board a ship and want to say hello to someone on the ship using traditional nautical lingo, this is an example of a time when you might say ahoy.

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(naut.) Used to hail a ship.

Ship ahoy!

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(nautical) Used to hail a ship, a boat or a person, or to attract attention.
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To hail with a cry of "ahoy".
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Origin of ahoy

  • From "a-hoy"; 'hoy' being a Middle English greeting dating back to the fourteenth century.

    From Wiktionary