from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a small boat propelled by oars or sails, used in the East Indies, in sheltered waters.
- noun a small boat intended to be used as a tender or lifeboat, carried or towed by a ship. It may be propelled by oars, sail, or a motor.
- noun a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled.
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Pankburn was incredulous, and volunteered to go in alone, to swim it if he couldn't borrow the dingey.
I heard the bows ground in the sand, staved the dingey off the rudder of the big boat with my piggin, and freeing the painter, landed.
The dingey of the “Lady Vain” had been towing behind; it was half full of water, had no oars, and was quite unvictualled.
I crouched in the bottom of the dingey, stunned, and staring blankly at the vacant, oily sea.
It has hitherto been supposed that the four men who were in the dingey perished, but this is incorrect.
It was not until I had got the water under (for the water in the dingey had been shipped; the boat was perfectly sound) that I had leisure to look at the people in the launch again.
I told him the dingey was nearly swamped, and he reached me a piggin.
In the morning I would gather some provisions in the dingey, and after setting fire to the pyre before me, push out into the desolation of the high sea once more.
But in the first place I must state that there never were four men in the dingey, — the number was three.
The water being found partly fresh, Mr. Chaffers took the dingey and went up two or three miles farther, where she also grounded, but in a fresh-water river.