ETYM Old Eng. feri; akin to Icel. ferja, Swed. färja, Dan. faerge, German fähre. Related to Ferry.
1. A boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule; SYN. ferryboat.
2. Transport by boat or aircraft; SYN. ferrying.
A boat used to ferry passengers, vehicles, or goods. SYN. ferry-boat, ferry boat