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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dingey a small boat intended to be used as a tender or lifeboat, carried or towed by a ship. It may be propelled by oars, sail, or a motor.
    • Dingey a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled.
    • Dingey a small boat propelled by oars or sails, used in the East Indies, in sheltered waters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dingey the smallest ship's boat: in India, a canoe.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Bengalee dingi,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Beng. dingī, a boat.


In literature:

The dingey of the "Lady Vain" had been towing behind; it was half full of water, had no oars, and was quite unvictualled.
"The Island of Doctor Moreau" by H. G. Wells
In another minute the dingey was back on its davits, the anchor up, and we were under way.
"Under the Andes" by Rex Stout
There are seven boats aboard, the captain's dingey, and the six which the hunters will use.
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
Her first wild impulse was to run to the cove, for the little dingey always moored there, and to desperately attempt to overtake him.
"Sally Dows and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
Following in the wake of the last sloop a yawl with a dingey in tow was coming towards the quay.
"Who Cares?" by Cosmo Hamilton
Then I see a dingey with three men aboard rowing in, and I walked down the beach to meet 'em.
"Cape Cod Stories" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I stood up in the boat, but could see nothing in the dingey.
"Mrs. Falchion, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
He jumped out of the dingey, pushed it down the beach into the water and sprawled across the bow.
"The Adventure Club Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
No, Israel climbed up the light mast 'igh enough for 'is weight to capsize the dingey.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Pankburn was incredulous, and volunteered to go in alone, to swim it if he couldn't borrow the dingey.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Then I heard the falls run, and a soft splash as the dingey was launched overside.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
They sent their Dingey aboard with Four Men for me and my chief Officers.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
It was a variety to launch the dingey, and scull along the quays and visit the other yachts, all of them most hospitable to the Rob Roy.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
A little dingey put off from the shore.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
I dodged across to the wharf where the bosun and, I thought, Ruth, were awaiting me in the brig's dingey.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
I was going forward to have a close look at the canoe, when I saw the Captain close alongside in the dingey.
"A Modern Buccaneer" by Rolf Boldrewood
In silence they carried the body of Ewan to the dingey that lay on the beach.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
In five minutes the dingey of the "Ben-my-Chree" shot into the creek, and four men leaped ashore.
"She's All the World to Me" by Hall Caine
A dingey buries too much on the stroke, and spoils style.
"Boating" by W. B. Woodgate
For a moment the water was loquacious as dingeys or punts shot past.
"When a Man's Single" by J. M. Barrie

In news:

Enos Riley Dingey Jr, 81 of Zanesville passed away Thursday October 4, 2012 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital.
He was born in Irrville, OH on June 16, 1931 a son of the late Enos Sr. And Mary Criss Dingey .
MOUNT VERNON — Dingey House Movers, a contractor for the city of Mount Vernon, will be moving a bow string truss bridge on Sunday at 9 am from the Bladensburg area to Foundation Park in Mount Vernon.