Meaning of DINGHY in English


ˈdiŋ]ē, ˈdiŋk], ˈdiŋg], ]i noun

( -es )

Etymology: Bengali ḍiṅgi & Hindi ḍiṅgī, diminutive of ḍiṅgā boat; perhaps akin to Sanskrit droṇī trough, tub — more at dhoni

1. : a rowboat or sailboat used to carry passengers or cargo on the coasts of India especially in sheltered waters around the peninsula

2. : any of various small boats propelled by oars, sails, or motors: as

a. : a man-of-war's or merchant ship's small boat

b. : a rowboat used as a tender and lifeboat in a yacht

c. : a sailboat or yacht used in racing

d. : an inflatable rubber life raft used by fliers forced to parachute into the sea

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