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dinghy

any small boat, powered by sail, oars, or outboard motor

dinghy

[′diŋ·ē]
(naval architecture)
A boat, less than 20 feet (6 meters) long, propelled by oars or sails, that may be used as a tender to a ship or yacht.

dinghy

An inflatable rubber boat carried in aircraft for use when an aircraft must be ditched. Small dinghies are packed in the form of a cushion on a seat-pack parachute, and large dinghies are stowed in the aircraft, usually near escape hatches.
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John Ashby, from the New Zealand Rescue Coordination Centre, said the dinghy was one of the two, believed to have been carried by the MV Butiraoi.
The dinghy, half-submerged, had been spotted by an aircraft from a European naval mission combatting migrant trafficking.
So lesson learned; I will make sure I always wear a life jacket in my dinghy regardless of how close I am to the shore, just as I always do on my kayak.
He was dressed in only a hoodie and shorts, and he didn't even fit in the toy dinghy.
The inshore lifeboat was in the process of being launched for a planned exercise to Colwyn Bay, but was diverted to help the dinghy and reached it within a few minutes.
The very first Mirror dinghy, sail No1, Eileen, is in the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall.
If anyone is thinking about going in the water in a dinghy, I would tell them not to do it.
The dinghy was a grey and yellow Avon Red Crest model and was worth around PS150.
Ian Morris saw the dinghy on Wednesday morning while sailing around the Dodecanese islands, off the western tip of Turkey.
Coast guard officials said after the dinghy used a satellite phone to request help Sunday afternoon, a Singapore-flagged merchant ship rushed to the scene but the migrants' boat capsized just before its arrival.
A week later I was at a boatshow admiring a pretty little fibreglass dinghy, complete with faux lapstrake 'planks' and a wineglass transom, but without fittings for oars.
About three months later we received a call from a man named Allan Black, who said he had found our dinghy off the coast of North Carolina as he was running a boat north to participate in a fishing tournament.