noun, plural din·ghies.
Origin of dinghy
Examples from the Web for dinghy
First, as companies go, Carnival is more like an aircraft carrier than a dinghy.Floating Petri Dish Aside, Triumph Won’t Sink Carnival|Daniel Gross|February 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Officials said they believed Wood slipped off the yacht when she went on deck to reattach a dinghy that came loose.L.A. Sheriff Reopens Natalie Wood Drowning Probe, Citing New Information|Christine Pelisek|November 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
At the same moment the survivor who was clinging to the dinghy let go his hold.On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles|Thomas Charles Bridges
Needham had, however, several times in the evening, taken a pull in the dinghy among the vessels.The Three Lieutenants|W.H.G. Kingston
Ten minutes later the dinghy came out between two yachts ahead.The Queen's Cup|G. A. Henty
Our opponents had four oars and a light skiff against Peters two and a dinghy that is broad as it is long.The Message|Louis Tracy
After that he took no chances, bathing inside the reefs and going outside in the dinghy only.The Sun Of Quebec|Joseph A. Altsheler
noun plural -ghies
verb plural -gies, -gying or -gied
Word Origin for dinghy
1810, from Hindi dingi "small boat," perhaps from Sanskrit drona-m "wooden trough," related to dru-s "wood, tree" (see tree (n.)). The spelling with -h- is to indicate a hard -g-.