Dingey


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Din´gey


n.1.a small boat propelled by oars or sails, used in the East Indies, in sheltered waters.
2.a small boat intended to be used as a tender or lifeboat, carried or towed by a ship. It may be propelled by oars, sail, or a motor.
3.a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled.
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It has hitherto been supposed that the four men who were in the dingey perished, but this is incorrect.
But in the first place I must state that there never were four men in the dingey,--the number was three.
Chaffers took the dingey and went up two or three miles further, where she also grounded, but in a fresh-water river.
There are seven boats aboard, the captain's dingey, and the six which the hunters will use.