What is another word for Argosies?

Pronunciation: [ˈɑːɡəsɪz] (IPA)

Argosies are large cargo ships used for transporting goods across long distances. The word argosy derives from the medieval Italian word "argozio" which means a large ship with a variety of goods. Some synonyms for argosies include merchant vessels, trade ships, cargo carriers, freighters, and transports. These large vessels were often used during the glory days of European exploration and colonization, transporting valuable goods such as spices, silk, and precious metals from far-off lands back to their home countries. Today, argosies still play an important role in global commerce, transporting everything from consumer goods to raw materials to fuel around the world.

What are the hypernyms for Argosies?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Argosies

The crew stand and row long oars and sing as they swing, and you think of Vikings, Pirates, and Argosies....
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
"And from my watch-tower I behold Beneath a sky of molten gold My Argosies return.
"A Legend of Old Persia and Other Poems"
A. B. S. Tennyson
The Argosies that set forth on their peaceful errand were shattered by enemies more dreaded than wind or sea.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors"
Willis J. Abbot

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