What does the word foray mean?

Usage examples for foray

  1. The borderers flew like chickens to cover, on the warning of the Hawk's foray. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  2. There was to have been a special fossil foray that afternoon under the leadership of a lady from Perranwrack, who took an interest in the school, and who had thrown out hints of a fire of driftwood and a picnic tea among the rocks. – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  3. But, though they had well husbanded their resources, their provision were exhausted, and they had for some time depended on such scanty supplies of grain as they could gather from the ruined magazines and dwellings, mostly consumed by the fire, or from the produce of some successful foray. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling