from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small open boat carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a larger boat.
- n. A small rowboat.
- n. An inflatable rubber life raft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship
- n. An inflatable rubber life raft
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian name for a boat varying in size in different localities.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
Julian: Your desire for a dinghy is merely the tesseract shadow cast by the four-dimensional dinghy itself
Some time later, she stepped out on deck, untied a rubber dinghy from the stern and fell from the yacht into the water.
Because you'll make so many surf landings in Mexico, make sure your dinghy is equipped with wheels.
When cruising Mexico, your dinghy is not some indulgent toy, but your lifeline with both the shore and greater adventures.
Maybe their dinghy is on the starboard side of the big boat.
I had what we called a dinghy whistle, to be used in case you went down in the water.
And now the dinghy was a good half mile below where the steamer was moored.
Two years of full-time involvement as skipper of TeamOrigin, Britain's America's Cup venture, means that his last competitive outing in a dinghy was the final race of the Olympic regatta in China in 2008.
Russell proposed to do, when he was simple "Lord John;" and, as a civilian First Lord of the Admirality has since done, although he possessed so little nautical knowledge that he might not have been able to tell you the difference between a cathead and a capstan bar, or, how to distinguish a "dinghy" from the "second cutter."
In the uproar forward, Madden heard the cries: "Th 'dinghy's swamped!"