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
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.
Thousands die after setting sail in overloaded smugglers’ boats or tiny dinghies that are unfit for the open sea.
Sparrow mysteriously survives and, as the movie opens, sails into Port Royal harbor in little more than a dinghy.
Across her début, a five-track, self-titled EP of rubbery house, released in March, Yaeji sings in English and Korean in a dim, squirrelly deadpan, and her icy productions ebb and flow like a dinghy.
Later, Enriquez and I take the dinghy into the sleepy town to get some food coloring to dye eggs for an Easter egg hunt.
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Origin and Etymology of dinghy
Bengali ḍiṅgi, Urdu ḍīngī & Hindi ḍieṁgī
First Known Use: 1810
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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