Draught



noun
1.
draughts, (used with a singular verb) British. the game of checkers.
2.
Chiefly British. draft (defs 1, 3–10, 18–25, 38).
verb (used with object)
3.
Chiefly British. draft (defs 28–32).
verb (used without object)
4.
Chiefly British. draft (def 33).
adjective
5.
Chiefly British. draft (defs 35–37).
noun
1.
a drawing, sketch, or design.
2.
a first or preliminary form of any writing, subject to revision, copying, etc.
3.
act of drawing; delineation.
4.
a current of air in any enclosed space, especially in a room, chimney, or stove.
5.
a current of air moving in an upward or downward direction.
6.
a device for regulating the current of air in a stove, fireplace, etc.
7.
an act of drawing or pulling loads.
8.
something that is drawn or pulled; a haul.
9.
an animal or team of animals used to pull a load.
10.
the force required to pull a load.
11.
the taking of supplies, forces, money, etc., from a given source.
12.
a selection or drawing of persons, by lot or otherwise, from the general body of the people for military service; levy; conscription.
13.
the persons so selected.
14.
Sports. a selecting or drawing of new players from a choice group of amateur players by professional teams, especially a system of selecting new players so that each team in a professional league receives some of the most promising players.
15.
British. a selection of persons already in military service to be sent from one post or organization to another; detachment.
16.
a written order drawn by one person upon another; a writing directing the payment of money on account of the drawer; bill of exchange.
17.
a drain or demand made on anything.
18.
draft beer.
19.
an act of drinking or inhaling.
20.
something that is taken in by drinking or inhaling; a drink; dose.
21.
a quantity of fish caught.
22.
Nautical. the depth to which a vessel is immersed when bearing a given load.
23.
Also called leave. Metallurgy. the slight taper given to a pattern so that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.
24.
Metalworking.

the change in sectional area of a piece of work caused by a rolling or drawing operation.
a taper on a die or punch permitting it to be withdrawn readily from the work.

25.
Masonry. a line or border chiseled at the edge of a stone, to serve as a guide in leveling the surfaces.
26.
Textiles.

the degree of attenuation produced in fibers during yarn processing, expressed either by the ratio of the weight of raw to the weight of processed fiber, or by the ratio between the varying surface speeds of the rollers on the carding machine.
the act of attenuating the fibers.

27.
an allowance granted to a buyer for waste of goods sold by weight.
verb (used with object)
28.
to draw the outlines or plan of; sketch.
29.
to draw up in written form; compose.
30.
to draw or pull.
31.
to take or select by draft, especially for military service.
32.
Masonry. to cut a draft on.
verb (used without object)
33.
to do mechanical drawing; work as a draftsman.
34.
(in an automobile race) to drive or ride close behind another car so as to benefit from the reduction in air pressure created behind the car ahead.
adjective
35.
used or suited for drawing loads:
a draft horse.
36.
drawn or available to be drawn from a cask rather than served from a sealed bottle:
draft ale.
37.
being a tentative or preliminary outline, version, design, or sketch.
Idioms
38.
on draft, available to be drawn from a cask rather than from a sealed bottle:
imported beer on draft.
noun
1.
a current of air, esp one intruding into an enclosed space
2.

the act of pulling a load, as by a vehicle or animal
(as modifier): a draught horse

3.
the load or quantity drawn
4.
a portion of liquid to be drunk, esp a dose of medicine
5.
the act or an instance of drinking; a gulp or swallow
6.
the act or process of drawing air, smoke, etc, into the lungs
7.
the amount of air, smoke, etc, inhaled in one breath
8.

beer, wine, etc, stored in bulk, esp in a cask, as opposed to being bottled
(as modifier): draught beer
on draught, drawn from a cask or keg

9.
Also called draughtsman. any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts US and Canadian equivalent checker
10.
the depth of a loaded vessel in the water, taken from the level of the waterline to the lowest point of the hull
11.
feel the draught, to be short of money
noun
1.
a plan, sketch, or drawing of something
2.
a preliminary outline of a book, speech, etc
3.
another word for bill of exchange
4.
a demand or drain on something
5.
the divergent duct leading from a water turbine to its tailrace
6.
(US) selection for compulsory military service
7.
detachment of military personnel from one unit to another
8.
(commerce) an allowance on merchandise sold by weight
9.
a line or narrow border that is chiselled on the surface of a stone to serve as a guide for levelling it
10.
(Austral & NZ) a group of livestock separated from the rest of the herd or flock
verb (transitive)
11.
to draw up an outline or sketch for something: to draft a speech
12.
to prepare a plan or design of
13.
to detach (military personnel) from one unit to another
14.
(mainly US) to select for compulsory military service
15.
to chisel a draft on (stone, etc)
16.
(Austral & NZ)

to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock
to select (farm stock) for sale

noun, verb
17.
the usual US spelling of draught (sense 1), draught (sense 2), draught (sense 3), draught (sense 4), draught (sense 5), draught (sense 6), draught (sense 7), draught (sense 8), draught (sense 11)

draft (drāft)
n.
A measured portion of a liquid or aerosol medication; a dose.

draft definition

A preliminary version of a book, speech, essay, or outline.

draft definition

A system for selecting young men for compulsory military service, administered in the United States by the Selective Service System. At present the United States relies on a volunteer military and does not have a draft, though young men are required by law to register with the Selective Service. (See also conscientious objector and draft dodger.)
draft

verb

To drive close behind a vehicle so as to be drawn by reduced air pressure: The point person takes on the wind, allowing those behind him to draft and save as much as 20% of their energy (1970s+ Car racing)

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