dinghy NOUN (pl. dinghies) 1) a small open boat with a mast and sails, for recreation or racing. 2) a small inflatable rubber boat.
ORIGIN originally denoting a rowing boat in India: from Hindi.

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  • Dinghy — of the schooner Adventuress A dinghy is a type of small boat, often carried or towed for use as a ship s boat by a larger vessel. It is a loanword from either Bengali or Urdu. The term can also refer to small racing yachts or recreational open… …   Wikipedia

  • dinghy — [ diŋgi ] n. m. VAR. dinghie • 1870; dingui 1836; mot angl., du hindi ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Canot pneumatique (recomm. offic.). Des dinghys, des dinghies. 2 ♦ Petit bateau de plaisance à moteur hors bord, avec volant, pare brise et sièges. ● dinghy,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dinghy — de la goélette Adventuress. On préférera utiliser les termes d annexe ou de youyou. Le dinghy, d origine indienne, servait à désigner une petite embarcation ouverte (non pontée). Les Anglais, en l adoptant, n ont pas défiguré l acception première …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dinghy — 1810, from Hindi dingi small boat, perhaps from Skt. drona m wooden trough, related to dru s wood, tree (see TREE (Cf. tree)). The spelling with h is to indicate a hard g …   Etymology dictionary

  • dinghy — [diŋ′gē, diŋ′ē] n. pl. dinghies [Hindi ḍīṅgi] 1. a rowboat used originally on the rivers of India 2. a small boat carried on a ship 3. a small boat used as a tender as to a yacht 4. a small, single masted racing boat 5. an inflatable life raft:… …   English World dictionary

  • dinghy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ inflatable, rubber ▪ sailing (BrE) VERB + DINGHY ▪ row, sail (esp. BrE) ▪ I sailed the …   Collocations dictionary

  • Dinghy — Dinghi eines Schoners Das Dingi (auch Dinghi oder Dinghy sind gebräuchlich) ist ein kleines Beiboot, das von einer einzelnen Person bedient werden kann. Es wird entweder mit einem Außenbordmotor oder mit Riemen angetrieben. Ursprünglich kommt das …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dinghy — UK [ˈdɪŋɪ] / US / UK [ˈdɪŋɡɪ] noun [countable] Word forms dinghy : singular dinghy plural dinghies 1) a small boat used for racing 2) a small boat used for pleasure or for sailing to land from a larger boat 3) a rubber dinghy …   English dictionary

  • dinghy — din|ghy [ˈdıŋgi, ˈdıŋi] n plural dinghies ↑outboard motor, ↑dinghy [Date: 1800 1900; : Hindi; Origin: dingi small boat , from dinga boat ] a small open boat used for pleasure, or for taking people between a ship and the shore →↑rubber dinghy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dinghy — Dingey Din gey, Dingy Din gy, Dinghy Din ghy, n. [Bengalee dingi.] 1. a small boat propelled by oars or sails, used in the East Indies, in sheltered waters. [Written also {dinghey}.] Malcom. [1913 Webster] 2. a small boat intended to be used as a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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