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A 15-minute ferry ride connects the islands. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The icy blast of polar weather that swept in from Canada saw planes grounded, ferries hit and cars slithering off roads. The Sun (2017)Train and ferry services were vastly reduced. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When we go on ferry the people must lie on back and no talking. The Sun (2015)Police used a cable car and helicopters to ferry down the dead and injured. The Sun (2008)There is a small harbour handling ferries and pleasure boats. The Sun (2007)Or you can easily hop on a ferry and go yourself. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Regular ferries run to the mainland. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is no average ferry service. The Sun (2011)So the cattle walked, were ferried for short distances and swam. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He gave after-dinner speeches and was paid by the ferry company. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's easy to hop between them by ferry or small plane. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its tiny airport cannot handle jet aircraft and the ferry from Athens takes up to eight hours. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And it's all a short ferry or air journey away. The Sun (2008)The last ferry company pulling out of transporting animals must surely be the red flag that brings all sides together to sort this issue out. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A memorable return journey is an inexpensive scenic ferry ride across the bay and the remainder of the day is free. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A series of helicopter moves throughout the day ferried the remaining staff over to ensure that the transition of control was seamless. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This document was critical to the safe ferrying of aircraft used by the RAF. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You can get a ferry across the Mersey to the Wirral. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You fly to Corfu and then it's just a short ferry ride over. The Sun (2013)Hundreds of trains were cancelled, ferries halted and planes grounded as the storm roared in from the Atlantic. The Sun (2011)He would take the ferry across the Mersey not just to enjoy the city's swinging pop scene but also to attend classical music concerts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'ferry'
British English: ferry /ˈfɛrɪ/ NOUN
A ferry is a boat that carries passengers or vehicles across a river or a narrow stretch of sea.
They crossed the river by ferry.
- American English: ferry
- Arabic: مِعْبَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: balsa
- Chinese: 渡船
- Croatian: trajekt
- Czech: trajekt
- Danish: færge
- Dutch: ferry
- European Spanish: transbordador
- Finnish: lautta autolautta, lossi
- French: ferry
- German: Fähre
- Greek: πορθμείο
- Italian: traghetto
- Japanese: フェリー
- Korean: 페리
- Norwegian: ferge
- Polish: prom
- European Portuguese: ferry
- Romanian: bac
- Russian: паром
- Spanish: transbordador
- Swedish: färja
- Thai: เรือข้ามฟาก
- Turkish: feribot
- Ukrainian: пором
- Vietnamese: phà
British English: ferry VERB
If a vehicle ferries people or goods, it transports them, usually by means of regular journeys between the same two places.
Every day, a plane arrives to ferry guests to and from the hotel.
Definition of ferry from the Collins English Dictionary
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