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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A small rowboat.

Usage examples (36)
  • A dinghy was used to ferry cruise ship passengers from the ship to the dock.
  • 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.
  • Because you'll make so many surf landings in Mexico, make sure your dinghy is equipped with wheels. for more
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  • The "dinge" (the state of being dull or shabby) of the harbor is as bad as the "dingy" (shabby, worn, dark, or dull) condition of the boat, but the "dinghy" (a small boat) is clean and has a bell to "ding" (to make a ringing sound).
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