ferry ferry  /ˈfɛ ri/


  1. (n) a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
  2. (n) transport by boat or aircraft
  3. (v) transport from one place to another
  4. (v) transport by ferry
  5. (v) travel by ferry


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  1. Stormy weather forced rescuers to call off the search for survivors from the Sweden-bound ferry that capsized on Tuesday.
  2. If security officials in the Philippines checked ferry-passenger liststhey don'tthe name would have set off deafening alarm bells.
  3. A paved road bearing left led to the ferry.


  1. Ferry officials look at how to charge for parking at Larkspur terminal

    Golden Gate Ferry officials are looking at ways to begin charging for parking at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, possibly as soon as this fall.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Marin Independent Journal

  2. Ferry sinks off Philippine's Burias Island; 2 dead, 15 missing

    MANILA, June 14 (UPI) -- Two passengers died and 15 others were missing after a ferry sank off the Philippine's Burias Island early Friday, officials said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Philippine Ferry Sinks, Most of 60 Aboard Rescued

    Philippine ferry sinks, most of about 60 passengers and crew plucked from the water; 2 dead        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News

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