Dinghy vs Kayak - What's the difference?

dinghy | kayak |


As nouns the difference between dinghy and kayak

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 kayak is a type of small boat, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position.

As verbs the difference between dinghy and kayak

is that dinghy is to travel by dinghy while kayak is (label) to use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak.

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.
  • kayak

    English

    (wikipedia kayak)

    Alternative forms

    * kaiak, kiack, kyack, kyak, qayaq

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A type of small boat, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position.
  • See also

    * canoe * umiak

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) to use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak
  • (label) to traverse a body of water by kayak.
  • Anagrams

    * (l) English palindromes ----