Dinghy vs Ketch - What's the difference?

dinghy | ketch |


As nouns the difference between dinghy and ketch

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 ketch is a fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen being stepped forward of the rudder post or ketch can be a hangman.

As verbs the difference between dinghy and ketch

is that dinghy is to travel by dinghy while ketch is or ketch can be (rare) to hang.

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.
  • ketch

    English

    Etymology 1

    (en)

    Noun

    (es)
  • A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen being stepped forward of the rudder post.
  • See also
    * yawl.

    Etymology 2

    See catch

    Verb

    (es)
  • .
  • * 1815 , D. HUMPHREYS, Yankey in England , I. 21,
  • I guess, he is trying to ketch' mebut it won't du. I'm tu old a bird to be ' ketch'd with chaff.
  • * 1865 , , II. IV. xv., page 287
  • Wot is it, lambs, as they ketches in seas, rivers, lakes, and ponds?
  • * 1883 [see KNUCK 2].
  • * 1911 , , volume ii, page 60
  • You'll ketch your death. The fire's out long ago.
  • * 1916 , W. O. BRADLEY, Stories & Speeches 18
  • You'll never ketch me hollerin' at no Republican gatherin'.
  • * 1929 , H. W. ODUM, in A. Dundes Mother Wit (1973), page 184
  • If so you gonna ketch hell.
  • * 1967 , Atlantic Monthly , Apr. 103/1
  • You heard about that joke a dollar down and a dollar when you ketch me?
  • * 1968 S. STUCKEY, in A. Chapman, New Black Voices (1972), page 445
  • Etymology 3

    From Jack Ketch, a hangman of the 17th century.

    Verb

    (es)
  • (rare) To hang.
  • * 1681 , T. FLATMAN Heraclitus Ridens No. 14
  • 'Squire Ketch rejoices as much to hear of a new Vox, as an old Sexton does to hear of a new Delight.
  • * n.d. , ''Ibid;;. No. 18
  • Well! If he has a mind to be Ketch'd , speed him say I.
  • * 1840', ' Fraser's Mag ., XXI. 210
  • Ignorant of many of the secrets of ketchcraft .
  • * 1859 , MATSELL Vocab. s.v. (Farmer),
  • I'll ketch you; I'll hang you.

    Noun

    (es)
  • A hangman.