dinghy

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dinghy (plural dinghies)

  1. (nautical) A small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship.
    • 1944, Miles Burton, chapter 5, The Three Corpse Trick:
      The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter, and Merrion looked at it as he passed. He saw that it was a battered-looking affair of the prahm type, with a blunt snout, and like the parent ship, had recently been painted a vivid green.
  2. (nautical) An inflatable rubber life raft.
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dinghy (third-person singular simple present dinghies, present participle dinghying, simple past and past participle dinghied)

  1. (intransitive) To travel by dinghy.