What does the word argosy mean?

Usage examples for argosy

  1. 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
  2. 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