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din·ghy

 (dĭng′ē)
n. pl. din·ghies
1. A small open boat carried or towed as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft by a larger boat.
2. A small rowboat or motorboat.
3. An inflatable rubber life raft.
4. A small recreational sailboat, especially one designed for racing.

[Hindi ḍiṁgī, variant of ḍeṁgī, ḍeṁgā, float, raft.]

dinghy

(ˈdɪŋɪ)
n, pl -ghies
(Nautical Terms) any small boat, powered by sail, oars, or outboard motor. Also (esp formerly): dingy or dingey
[C19: from Hindi or Bengali dingi a little boat, from dingā boat]

din•ghy

(ˈdɪŋ gi)

n., pl. -ghies.
any small boat designed as a tender or lifeboat, either rowed, sailed, or driven by a motor.
[1785–95; < Bengali diṅgi, Hindi ḍiṅgī, diminutive of ḍiṅgā boat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dinghy - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelleddinghy - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
oarlock, rowlock, thole, tholepin, peg, pin - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
rowing boat - a rowboat
small boat - a boat that is small
cross thwart, thwart - a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
wherry - light rowboat for use in racing or for transporting goods and passengers in inland waters and harbors
Translations
زَوْرَققارِب مِلاحَه صَغير
loďkamalý člunčlun
jollerobåd
pieni vene
čamac
bocidingi
ára- eîa seglbáturbátur
ディンギー
작은 보트
laiva
čolnič
jolle
เรือขนาดเล็ก
dingiküçük kayıkküçük yelkenli/sandallastik bot
xuồng

dinghy

[ˈdɪŋgɪ] N (= rubber dinghy) → lancha f neumática; (= sailing dinghy) → bote m

dinghy

[ˈdɪŋgi] n
(= small boat) → youyou m
(= inflatable) → canot m pneumatique
(also sailing dinghy) → voilier m, dériveur m

dinghy

[ˈdɪŋgɪ] n (rubber boat) → gommone m; (sailing dinghy) → dinghy m inv

dinghy

(ˈdiŋgi) plural ˈdinghies noun
1. a small boat carried on a larger boat to take passengers ashore.
2. a small sailing or rowing boat.

dinghy

زَوْرَق loďka jolle Dinghi βαρκούλα bote pieni vene canot čamac dinghy ディンギー 작은 보트 rubberboot jolle łódka bote ялик jolle เรือขนาดเล็ก lastik bot xuồng 小游艇
References in classic literature ?
It was quite a formidable expedition that departed from Berande at break of day next morning in a fleet of canoes and dinghies.
Since trafficking dinghies are often crammed with far more than 100 migrants, fears quickly arose that dozens more could be missing in the sinking.
TWO "missing" sailing dinghies which sparked a major sea search have been found safely stowed on shore.
Double Olympic silver medallist and round-the-world yachtsman Ian dinghies in woodwork Walker, 42, said: "I owe all my sailing to the Mirror.
We have acquired more land, enabling us to store more boats during the winter and more dinghies all year round.
The lifeboat crew warned them of the dangers but then four days later Carl and a friend set out for the second time on the same dinghies.
Volunteer Glyn Hayes said: "People leap into their little dinghies and drift out to sea and we go and get them.
But they were grasping on to one of those little dinghies your parents used to buy you at the seaside - the ones they used to tell you to be careful in because you could be blown out to sea.
The group travelled across the canal in dinghies before some of them became stranded because their boat was taken by a friend.
DINGHIES were replaced by dragons as Scammonden Water Sailing Club hosted a dragon boat race.
Sitting at anchor in a crowded harbour a while back, I watched an endless stream of dinghies going to and from shore and I had a revelation.
INFLATABLE dinghies and offshore winds kept lifeboat crews busy in a seaside town yesterday with volunteers called out five times in four hours.