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hoy1

[hoi] /hɔɪ/
noun, Nautical
1.
a heavy barge used in harbors.
2.
a vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, usually slooprigged, used for fishing and coastal trading.
Origin of hoy1
1485-1495
1485-95; < Middle Dutch hoey

hoy2

[hoi] /hɔɪ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation to attract attention.)
noun
2.
a shout or hail.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English; variant of hey
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British Dictionary definitions for hoy

hoy1

/hɔɪ/
noun (nautical)
1.
a freight barge
2.
a coastal fishing and trading vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used during the 17th and 18th centuries
Word Origin
C15: from Middle Dutch hoei

hoy2

/hɔɪ/
interjection
1.
a cry used to attract attention or drive animals
Word Origin
C14: variant of hey
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