What is dory?

  • (noun): Marine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters.
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The dory is a small, shallow-draft boat, about 5 to 7 metres/16.4 to 23.0 feet long. It is usually a lightweight boat with high sides, a flat bottom and sharp bows. They are easy to build because of their simple lines. For centuries, dories have been used as traditional fishing boats, both in coastal waters and in the open sea. Variant spellings are doree and dori. The British Royal Navy spells it dorey (OED).

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Silver Dory
... The silver dory, Cyttus australis, is a dory, in the genus Cyttus, found around southern Australia, on the continental shelf at depths of between 10 and 350 m ...
List Of Fire Emblem: Fūin No Tsurugi Characters - Non-playable Characters - Dory
... Dory is the leader of a group of bandits who terrorize Lycia during the Bern Invasion ... Dory and his guards fought roy at the gate of the castle he used and was killed thus saving the villagers ...
Cape Dory Yachts - History
... The first model produced was the Cape Dory 10, a small fiberglass sailing dinghy that became known as the original Cape Dory ... Later, Cape Dory moved into building the popular Typhoon series of small sailboats, as well as cruising yachts ranging from 22 to 45 feet ... Carl Alberg designed many of the Cape Dory models, and left distinctive traces on those boats ...
Cape Dory Yachts - Models
... Model Years Built Number Produced LOA LWL Beam Draft Displacement Cape Dory 10 1964–1983 2260 10' 6" 49" 5" (board up) 24" (board down) ~150 lbs ... Cape Dory 14 1964–1973 652 14' 6" 51" 6" (board up) 36" (board down) ~200 lbs ... Cape Dory 22/22D 1981–1985 176 22' 4" 16' 3" 7' 4" 3' 3,200 lbs ...
Dory - Modern Interpretations
... In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the dory style ... marine architects and backyard amateurs have been experimenting with the dory type and refining the type to some extent ... not available to the originators of the dory ...

More definitions of "dory":

  • (noun): A small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled.
    Synonyms: dinghy, rowboat