Definition of "drafting" []

  • The systematic representation and dimensional specification of mechanical and architectural structures. (noun)
  • A plan, sketch, or drawing of something (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A preliminary outline of a book, speech, etc (noun)
  • A demand or drain on something (noun)
  • The divergent duct leading from a water turbine to its tailrace (noun)
  • Selection for compulsory military service (noun)
  • Detachment of military personnel from one unit to another (noun)
  • An allowance on merchandise sold by weight (noun)
  • A line or narrow border that is chiselled on the surface of a stone to serve as a guide for levelling it (noun)
  • A group of livestock separated from the rest of the herd or flock (noun)
  • To draw up an outline or sketch for something (verb)
  • To prepare a plan or design of (verb)
  • To detach (military personnel) from one unit to another (verb)
  • To select for compulsory military service (verb)
  • To chisel a draft on (stone, etc) (verb)
  • To select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock (verb)
  • To select (farm stock) for sale (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "drafting" in a sentence
  • "Kind of a new twist on the term drafting, if you get my drift."
  • "Isakson vehemently opposes the House and Senate health care bills and he played no role in drafting language added to the House bill by House Democrats calling for the government to incentivize doctors by offering them money to conduct “end-of-life counseling” with Medicare patients every five years."
  • "The SEC contends the duo "played an instrumental role in drafting a series of misleading communications to investors.""