dinghy


din·ghy

noun \ˈdiŋ-ē, -gē\

: 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

plural dinghies

Full Definition of DINGHY

1
:  an East Indian rowboat or sailboat
2
a :  a small boat carried on or towed behind a larger boat as a tender or a lifeboat
b :  a small sailboat
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 ḍieṁ
First Known Use: 1810

Rhymes with DINGHY

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