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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.
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.