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From Bengali ডিঙি (ḍiṅi), probably from Sanskrit द्रोण (droṇa), wooden vessel.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪŋ(ɡ)i/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɪŋ.i/
- Rhymes: -ɪŋɡi
dinghy (plural dinghies)
- (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, in 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.
- (nautical) A sailing dinghy.
- (nautical) An inflatable rubber life raft.
dinghy (third-person singular simple present dinghies, present participle dinghying, simple past and past participle dinghied)
- (intransitive) To travel by dinghy.
dinghy m (plural dinghys)
- “dinghy”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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