Dinghy definition

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A small boat used as a tender as to a yacht.
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(nautical) A small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship.
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(nautical) An inflatable rubber life raft.
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(intransitive) To travel by dinghy.
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A small rowboat or motorboat.
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An inflatable rubber life raft.
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A rowboat used originally on the rivers of India.
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A small, single-masted racing boat.
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An inflatable life raft.
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A small boat carried on a ship.
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A small open boat carried or towed as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft by a larger boat.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of dinghy - dingy 1, dingey

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dinghy
Plural:
dinghies

Origin of dinghy

  • Hindi ḍiṁgī variant of ḍeṁgī, ḍeṁgā float, raft

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition