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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AHOY

"Ahoy there, aboard the freighter," sounded a stern, determined voice.

In answer to the summons of the boatswain, "All hands, attend lecture, ahoy!"

The second mate then went forwards, shouting, “All hands, ahoy!”

“Shipmate, ahoy,” he exclaimed in a suppressed tone as he passed.

As Bigley was about to give the word to let go once more there came a loud “Ahoy!”

“Ahoy to you, and good morning, whoever you are,” cried the Cornishman.

I shall go down to the pier, and call out to my men, ‘Ahoy!’

He looked at me without answering, and just then there came from behind us a loud “Ahoy!”

Eben Megg had only just disappeared when the faint, monotonous cry of “Ahoy!”

They drew nearer, and they heard the distant "ahoy" more clearly.

WORD ORIGIN

1751, from a + hoy, a nautical call used in hauling. The original form of the greeting seems to have been ho, the ship ahoy!

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call

nounyelled statement
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