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dinghy

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noun din·ghy \ˈdiŋ-ē, -gē\

Simple Definition of dinghy

  • : a small boat that is often carried on or towed behind a larger boat

  • : a small rubber boat that is used by people escaping from a sinking boat

Full Definition of dinghy

plural dinghies

  1. 1 :  an East Indian rowboat or sailboat

  2. 2 a :  a small boat carried on or towed behind a larger boat as a tender or a lifeboat b :  a small sailboat

  3. 3 :  a rubber life raft

Examples of dinghy

  1. <we went sailing on the secluded lake in a little two-person dinghy>



Origin of dinghy

Bengali ḍiṅgi, Urdu ḍīngī & Hindi ḍieṁgī


First Known Use: 1810

Rhymes with dinghy



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