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dinghy

a small boat
Not to be confused with:
dingy – dirty-looking; drab
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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dinghy

[ˈdɪŋgi] n
(= small boat) → youyou m
(= inflatable) → canot m pneumatique
(also sailing dinghy) → voilier m, dériveur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dinghy

[ˈdɪŋgɪ] n (rubber boat) → gommone m; (sailing dinghy) → dinghy m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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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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. There were Joan and Sheldon, with Binu Charley and Lalaperu, the eight Tahitians, and the ten Poonga-Poonga men, each proud in the possession of a bright and shining modern rifle.
FORTY migrants, including two children, some in small dinghies, were rescued crossing the Channel towards Britain yesterday.
Authorities were called to several incidents which saw 40 migrants including two children, some in dinghies, cross the Channel towards Britain on Christmas Day.
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.
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.
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.
This leaves a very wide range of watercraft available to you--from hired "pedalos" up to family dinghies and powered craft providing the engine does not exceed 6 kW (around 10 hp).