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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
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The crew had thought she would founder and had made for the Norwegian coast in the dinghy.
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One woman had slipped into the depths and a man had jumped in to help her but the resourceful bobby used a dinghy to rescue the drowning pair.
We arrived on that side and slept the night, we had to inflate the dinghy and we were on the sea for over an hour.
A SEAL takes a well-earned breather after giving three killer whales the slip - by hiding on a holidaying family's dinghy.