Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small open boat carried or towed as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft by a larger boat.
  • noun A small rowboat or motorboat.
  • noun An inflatable rubber life raft.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An East Indian name for a boat varying in size in different localities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship
  • noun nautical An inflatable rubber life raft

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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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