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ahoy

[uh-hoi] /əˈhɔɪ/
interjection, Nautical
1.
(used as a call to hail another ship, attract attention, etc.)
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; variant of hoy. Cf. aha, ahem
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ahoy

/əˈhɔɪ/
interjection
1.
(nautical) a hail used to call a ship or to attract attention
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Word Origin and History for ahoy
ahoy
1751, from a + hoy, a nautical call used in hauling.
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