Definition of "indraft" [indraft]

  • An inward flow or current, as of air. (noun)
  • A pulling or drawing inward. (noun)

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Use "indraft" in a sentence
  • "The fires Comfort had started must have been sucked by the indraft back toward the burn as Spur had hoped, creating a backfired barrier to its progress."
  • "But the neighbourhood of London, which sucks the vitals of trade in this island to itself, is the chief reason of any decay of business in this place; and I shall, in the course of these observations, hint at it, where many good seaports and large towns, though farther off than Ipswich, and as well fitted for commerce, are yet swallowed up by the immense indraft of trade to the City of"
  • "Barbadoes; which, by keeping off at sea, to avoid the indraft of the bay or gulf of Mexico, we might easily perform, as we hoped, in about fifteen days 'sail; whereas we could not possibly make our voyage to the coast of Africa without some assistance both to our ship and to ourselves."