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Definition of "dinghy" [dinghy]

  • A small open boat carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a larger boat. (noun)
  • A small rowboat. (noun)
  • An inflatable rubber life raft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dinghy" in a sentence
  • "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."