n. pl. din·ghies
1. A small open boat carried or towed as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft by a larger boat.
2. A small rowboat or motorboat.
3. An inflatable rubber life raft.
4. A small recreational sailboat, especially one designed for racing.
[Hindi ḍiṁgī, variant of ḍeṁgī, ḍeṁgā, float, raft.]
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