Definition of "draught" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of draft. (noun)
  • A current of air, esp one intruding into an enclosed space (noun)

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  • The act of pulling a load, as by a vehicle or animal (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The load or quantity drawn (noun)
  • A portion of liquid to be drunk, esp a dose of medicine (noun)
  • The act or an instance of drinking; a gulp or swallow (noun)
  • The act or process of drawing air, smoke, etc, into the lungs (noun)
  • The amount of air, smoke, etc, inhaled in one breath (noun)
  • Beer, wine, etc, stored in bulk, esp in a cask, as opposed to being bottled (noun)
  • Any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts (noun)
  • The depth of a loaded vessel in the water, taken from the level of the waterline to the lowest point of the hull (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "draught" in a sentence
  • "A general disinclination to submit to the draught is apparent all over the country."
  • "October 4th, 2009 BANGKOK - Gilles Simon broke a title draught stretching a year as the Frenchman dominated Serb Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-3 Sunday to win the Thailand Open."
  • "The faint back-draught from the headsails fanned his cheek and chest with"