Definition of dinghy
1 : an East Indian rowboat or sailboat
2a : a small boat carried on or towed behind a larger boat as a tender or a lifeboatb : a small sailboat
3 : a rubber life raft
Examples of dinghy in a Sentence
we went sailing on the secluded lake in a little two-person dinghy
Recent Examples of dinghy from the Web
Oceanside's Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade: Boat parade starts 1 p.m. July 4 in the Oceanside Harbor at the Oceanside Yacht Club and continues on to the south end of the harbor. Decorate a patriotic dinghy 12 feet and under and enter the parade.
More recently, a dinghy carrying 130 people capsized after rival smugglers stole the engine.
As the show begins, the audience sits in a circle of chairs around an empty space that will eventually house a dinghy and a canopy of plastic water bottles.
FacebookTwitterPinterest Read moreRead less1/14| Sophia Loren Sophia Loren gets ready to head to the water with a dinghy in Ostia, 1951.By Franco Fedeli/Reporters Associati & Archivi/Mondadori Portfolio/Getty Images.
A watery haven, there's a boat at every turn: from the local ferries that chauffeur commuters and the cruise ships crossing Scandinavia, to fishing dinghies that neighbor grand yachts.
Until, that is, some 800 civilian watercraft — merchant ships, fishing boats, yachts, dinghies — joined the Royal Navy in an operation that, over eight days, ferried nearly 340,000 Allied troops to safety in Britain.
Video shot by a Portuguese Air Force plane shows the migrants wearing orange life vests jumping from the black dinghy after flames erupted near the craft’s outboard motor.
As the events started and windsurfers, dinghies and skiffs flew by in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain, Mason freely admits Rio 2016 became as much about the topography as the sailing talent.
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Origin and Etymology of dinghy
Bengali ḍiṅgi, Urdu ḍīngī & Hindi ḍieṁgī
First Known Use: 1810See Words from the same year
DINGHY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of dinghy for Students
1 : a small light rowboat
2 : a rubber life raft
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