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any small boat, powered by sail, oars, or outboard motor
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved