Fer"ry (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ferried (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ferrying.] [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See Fare.]

To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.

 

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Fer"ry, v. i.

To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.

They ferry over this Lethean sound Both to and fro. Milton.

 

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Fer"ry, n.; pl. Ferries (#). [OE. feri; akin to Icel. ferja, Sw. farja, Dan. faerge, G. fahre. See Ferry, v. t.]

1.

A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.

It can pass the ferry backward into light. Milton.

To row me o'er the ferry. Campbell.

2.

A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.

3.

A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.

Ferry bridge, a ferryboat adapted in its structure for the transfer of railroad trains across a river or bay. -- Ferry railway. See under Railway.

 

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