Dinghy vs Rib - What's the difference?

dinghy | rib |


As nouns the difference between dinghy and rib

is that dinghy is (label) a small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship while rib is any of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and other animals and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum.

As verbs the difference between dinghy and rib

is that dinghy is to travel by dinghy while rib is to shape, support, or provide something with a rib or ribs.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

dinghy

English

Noun

(wikipedia dinghy) (dinghies)
  • (label) A small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5 , passage=The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter, and Merrion looked at it as he passed. He saw that it was a battered-looking affair of the prahm type, with a blunt snout, and like the parent ship, had recently been painted a vivid green.}}
  • (label) An inflatable rubber life raft.
  • Synonyms
    * tender

    Derived terms

    * sailing dinghy * dinghy towing

    Verb

  • To travel by dinghy.
  • rib

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and other animals and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum
  • A part or piece, similar to a rib, and serving to shape or support something
  • A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones
  • (label) Any of several curved members attached to a ship's keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull
  • Any of several transverse pieces that provide an aircraft wing with shape and strength
  • (label) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault
  • (label) A raised ridge in knitted material or in cloth
  • (label) The main, or any of the prominent veins of a leaf
  • A teasing joke
  • A single strand of hair.
  • A stalk of celery.
  • Verb

  • To shape, support, or provide something with a rib or ribs
  • To tease or make fun of someone
  • To enclose, as if with ribs, and protect; to shut in.
  • * Shakespeare
  • (label) To leave strips of undisturbed ground between the furrows in ploughing (land).
  • Derived terms

    {{der3, chuck rib , middle rib , ribcage , rib eye , ribgrass , rib-tickler , ribwort , spare rib , ribbed vault , grey rib}}

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