Definitions

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Hindi ḍiṁgī, variant of ḍeṁgī, ḍeṁgā, float, raft.

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