any small boat designed as a tender or lifeboat, especially a small ship's boat, rowed, sailed, or driven by a motor.
a boat used by warships, having four single-banked oars and a spritsail.
any of various rowing or sailing boats used in sheltered waters along the Indian coasts to transport passengers and freight.
an inflatable life raft.
Can be confused
, Also (esp formerly):
any small boat, powered by sail, oars, or outboard motor
) to ignore (a person) or avoid (an event)
[C19: from Hindi or Bengali
a little boat, from
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The tidelands south of the dinghy dock are part of an archaeological site and remain closed to digging.
Leaving a dinghy at a buoy or dock does not reserve a moorage space.
She also had an idea for a dinghy, one that could be powered either by a motor or by oars.
Also available to members is a punt float for dinghy tie-up.