What does the word argosy mean?

Usage examples for argosy

  1. Let him sail safely into Algiers with these two ships both captured in the name of Allah and his Prophet, one of them an argosy so richly fraught, a floating treasure- house, and he need have little fear of what his enemies and the crafty evil Sicilian woman might have wrought against him in his absence. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  2. Maseden, meanwhile, was pulling the trunk free from the twisted frame of the bunk, which, screwed to the deck, had carried a precious argosy nearly a mile from the reef; then, most luckily, it had caught in a clump of seaweed, and remained anchored during two ebbs. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  3. O, make my soul an argosy of song, Tranquilly floating on a sea of peace, As with her rowers beautiful and strong Some trireme bears among the Isles of Greece With music- muffled oars! – Vacation Verse by W. M. MacKeracher