Dinghy in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Dinghy

(intransitive) To travel by dinghy. | (nautical) A small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship. | (nautical) An inflatable rubber life raft.

Short Example Sentences for Dinghy

  • 1. The three men got into the dinghy and pulled towards the shore. 🔊
  • 2. Madden followed, trusting not to hit the dinghy and kill himself. 🔊
  • 3. At sight of the dinghy the three boys gave shouts of delight. 🔊
  • 4. The dinghy was small; crew and confederates could not have got into it. 🔊
  • 5. A few minutes later the dinghy was got into the water, and the steps let down. 🔊
  • 6. Then they ran the dinghy ashore and Dick landed with his gun. 🔊
  • 7. Andrew laughed and, pulling hard on one oar, swung the dinghy round. 🔊
  • 8. I'm glad now that I brought the dinghy along with us. 🔊

How to use Dinghy in Sentences?

  • 1. Granet scrambled down into a small dinghy which was tied to the side of the stone wall. 🔊
  • 2. By this time the dinghy was loaded and the three swung her out of the davits into the sea below. 🔊
  • 3. They ceased paddling and allowed the dinghy to drift against the iron side of the vessel. 🔊
  • 4. When that leaping ray fell on the dinghy it would be followed by a rain of steel. 🔊
  • 5. The dinghy was some distance off, and he did not know whether it could be reached by the beach. 🔊
  • 6. Not distinctly, for he was rowing a dinghy in my direction, and consequently had his back to me. 🔊
  • 7. If she were even a dinghy with oars we could have ridden it out; but a box with holes is no good. 🔊
  • 8. And the little dinghy floated astern like a duck, riding the rollers with ease. 🔊
  • 9. Nearly an hour later, the two boys in the dinghy approached the puzzling craft with muffled oars. 🔊
  • 10. Whitney launched the light dinghy and put an oar in the sculling notch when Dick joined him. 🔊
  • 11. Toby laughed at the fact that she had not recognised how he had slipped in the dinghy among recognisable ships. 🔊
  • 12. Madden looked down curiously and thought he could make out the shape of the dinghy below, but was not certain. 🔊
  • 13. The men were shoving desperately at the ship's side in an effort to get the dinghy under way. 🔊
  • 14. Madden caught this and tied the dinghy to it with the crawly feeling of a man who expects to have a gun fired at him the next moment. 🔊
  • 15. The men stood in a string along the rail, below them in the hissing water the dinghy tossing topsy turvy. 🔊
  • 16. He had placed on the deck the can of spirit and the tin of sardines while he was speaking, then tied the dinghy astern and jumped aboard. 🔊
  • 17. Stopping to get his breath, he saw that the dinghy began to drift slowly back, and this disturbed him. 🔊
  • 18. There was not a ripple, for the stream was slackening, and the channel was smooth as oil except for the disturbance the dinghy made. 🔊
  • 19. The slow clacking of shafts in tholes echoed sharply from the huge walls of the dock as the dinghy drew away through the burning sunshine. 🔊
  • 20. He could not see the dinghy and feared that she had gone, but he found her safe, afloat and straining at the rope. 🔊
  • 21. They went back and pushed off the dinghy while Marshall plodded up the bank abreast of them with the net on his shoulder. 🔊
  • 22. These introductions and explanations had filled up the time whilst my two Krooboys were making the dinghy fast. 🔊
  • 23. Reflections of the shining spars made a wavering path over the weed-strewn water, and up this path the dinghy moved amid its own flashing fires. 🔊
  • 24. They pushed the dinghy off and Whitney pulled away against the stream, which was beginning to run up the channel. 🔊
  • 25. Rowing straight along the narrow channel to their camping-place, they lifted the dinghy ashore, and carried it towards the tent. 🔊
  • 26. The dinghy was moving down the middle of the long "S" when a dull noise from the schooner caused both oarsmen to look around. 🔊
  • 27. It was very dark and the rain made the obscurity worse, but Andrew searched one bank carefully as the dinghy crept along its edge. 🔊