Definition of dinghy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dinghy

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈdɪŋi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪŋi//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈdɪŋɡi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪŋɡi//
     
    (pl. dinghies) Types of boats and ships, Coastlines and the sea
     
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  1. 1a small open boat that you sail or row1 a sailing dinghy compare yacht See related entries: Types of boats and ships, Coastlines and the sea
  2. 2= rubber dinghy
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent. (denoting a rowing boat used on rivers in India): from Hindi ḍiṅgī. The -gh in English serves to indicate the hard g.Extra examples I sailed the dinghy across the bay. She rowed ashore in the dinghy. The crew were taken to shore in an inflatable dinghy.
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