dinghy

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noun din·ghy \ˈdiŋ-ē, -gē\

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 in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of dinghy

Bengali ḍiṅgi, Urdu ḍīngī & Hindi ḍieṁgī


First Known Use: 1810


DINGHY Defined for English Language Learners

dinghy

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noun din·ghy \ˈdiŋ-ē, -gē\

Definition of dinghy for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DINGHY Defined for Kids

dinghy

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noun din·ghy \ˈdiŋ-ē, ˈdiŋ-gē\

Definition of dinghy for Students

plural

dinghies

  1. 1 :  a small light rowboat

  2. 2 :  a rubber life raft



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