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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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Amble RNLI's inshore lifeboat The Mildred Holcroft was launched and assisted the two men, landing one at the marina and returning the other and the dinghy back to the yacht club pontoon.
On Thursday, Hall paddled a dinghy out to the sailboat.
It covers the basic elements of dinghy sailing and the course fee will cover subscription for the rest of this year and all of next.
Since men and women of the USS Cole are dead and wounded because of a mere rubber dinghy, it is prudent to watch the PLA deployment of COSCO's worldwide fleet of 600 vessels," notes Canfield, in a burst of understatement.
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Top Omani sailors competing in the week, include senior instructors Ali Ambosaidi, Saleh Al Jabri and Mohammed Al Bulushi and also members of the national dinghy squad along with Mohsin Al Busaidi (Offshore Sailing) and Extreme 40 sailors Khamis Al Anbouri and Nasir Al Mashari.
A PENSIONER had to be rescued by lifeboat after he went out to sea on a dinghy to recover a wheelie bin.
Watson Karl Neilsen from Perth, Australia, and John Gravois from Los Angeles were picked up in good condition from their dinghy.
The new dinghy, SD Princess, was officially named and launched at the sailing club by the Princess Royal, the president of the Royal Yachting Association.
A LIVERPOOL man, 43, was rescued by coastguards after sailing in a toy dinghy in rough seas.
Sgt 'Livvy' Livingston, the radar/winch operator, reported Rich swinging towards and entering the water and then the dinghy flipped with Rich still inside.
A sailor in a dinghy on a mild day can learn the subtleties of wind, sail and sheet; of steering through chop to maintain boatspeed and of the effects that all the various adjustments can make on sails.